*First broadcast on August 25, 2022.
Goldfish were introduced to Japan in the 16th century, and since then, they have become widely admired. Many people keep them as pets, and they are a common motif on everyday objects. Our guest, author and goldfish expert Kawada Yonosuke, introduces various unusual varieties, and explains the role that goldfish play in Japanese culture. Peter tries his hand at goldfish scooping, and we meet an artist presenting goldfish in an innovative new way.
In Japan, goldfish have been popular for centuries
Peter tries his hand at goldfish scooping
It's very common for traditional items to feature goldfish motifs