Japanese Terminology (or… what’s in a name?)

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Akame  (a-kah-may) – red eye Aka (a-kah) – red Beni (beh-knee) – red – This term infers good quality and denotes red. The more coats of paint, the more depth. More depth equates to better beni. Benigoi (ben-ee-goy) – orange red koi Doitsu (dough-eet-sue) – German – scale-less, or rows of large scales Gin-rin (gin-rin) – diamond scales …

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