Shōwa Sanshoku (or Showa Sanke)
A black koi with red (hi ) and white (shiroji ) markings. The first Showa Sanke was exhibited in 1927, during the reign of the Showa Emperor. In America, the name is often abbreviated to just Showa. The amount of shiroji on Showa Sanke has increased in modern times (Kindai Showa ), to the point that it can be difficult to distinguish from Taisho Sanke. The kanji, , may be read as either sanshoku or as sanke.