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Japanese apricot flower marking, tancho spot.
Uroko kiwa
Scalloped shaped kiwa.
Best sumi. Expression of highest quality sumi.
Ushiro Giwa
Rear/back kiwa (""Kiwa"" in general)
Two colored black based koi, shiro utsuri (white and black), ki utsuri (yellow and black, hi utsuri (red and black).
Thin hi, no shashi.