Feb 17, 2018 | 9:00 AM | Saturday

Event Location

2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Neighborhood: Waikiki


On February 17th and 18th, the Waikīkī Aquarium would like to invite you to explore the world of koi in a new way this year in our main event titled, You Be the Judge.

Start on : February 17, 2018 9:00 AM Saturday
End on : February 18, 2018 2:30 PM Sunday

Event Details

You will start by judging koi (tank by tank) and evaluate each one’s beauty. Next, world-famous Japanese breeders, Mr. Shigeru Mano and Mr. Takayoshi Omosako will share how they judge koi and explain each koi’s beautiful traits. This is a hands-on seminar that will definitely expand your view of the koi world.


Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: "You Be the Judge" seminar with Japanese breeders Mr. Mano from Dainichi Koi Farm and Mr. Omosako from Omosako Koi Farm
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: "Koi Husbandry" seminar by Taro Kodama
1:00 pm: Judging seminar by Mr. Mano and Mr. Omosako

Sunday, February 18th
10:00 a.m.: "Koi Handling" seminar by Joan Fujimoto and Hide Kodama
11:00 a.m.: "Koi Varieties" seminar by Taro Kodama
12:00 p.m.: "History of Koi" by James Kinney

Aquarium Admission is $12 for non-members; $8 for Kama’aina and military with ID; $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12 and free for children three and under and Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA). Adult two-day passes may be purchased for $18 and includes admission to the Aquarium exhibits and Koi Show for both days.

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