Did you know that koi (Japanese carp) can live to 200 years? Learn more about these fascinating & gorgeous fish at the 34th Annual Southern Arizona Koi Association (SAKA) koi show on Nov. 9 and 10.
I’ve been to this show in prior years (at the same location) and it’s fun to see all those lovely koi in the temporary ponds, plus the koi pond booths, with experts who can help you learn about creating your own koi pond. More info about SAKA at www.sakoia.org.
And if you’re inspired to see a real koi pond in situ, check out the newly opened Yume Japanese Gardens at 2130 N. Alvernon Way (just south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens). They have a beautiful, peaceful koi pond there. Website, www.tucsonjapanesegardens.org. Open daily 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. except major holidays.