About The Club
Welcome to the website of the Southern California Chapter of Zen Nippon Airinkai!
We hope you find the information here useful and inspiring.
On the blog pages you’ll find our latest information about upcoming events in the Los Angeles area, as well as information on
- selecting and raising koi,
- building ponds,
- and other koi related issues.
For further information about becoming a member of the Club, and locations of upcoming chapter meetings please click on “Membership” above.
Most meetings are held monthly on the third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. at various sites around the greater Southern California area. At times at the homes of members, and at other times at koi dealerships. Many of the members of this chapter have been keeping koi for over 50 years and have a wealth of information and experience to share.
Several special outings/displays/events are scheduled during the year.
ZNA So Cal has always been involved in numerous public service projects. One ongoing project is to help maintain the koi pond at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at Cal State University Long Beach.
What is Zen Nippon Airinkai?
Zen Nippon Airinkai (ZNA) is a worldwide koi organization. Literally, the name means “All-Japan fishscale appreciation society.” Originally, it was an organization of koi and goldfish keepers. It soon outgrew itself and the koi and goldfish sections separated. The koi keepers retained the name.
Membership is about 6,000 people in about 80 chapters around the world. Most of the chapters are in Japan, but international membership is increasing (there are about 10 chapters in the USA). ZNA headquarters in Japan is a non-profit corporation. For nearly 50 years it has been sponsoring the “All Japan Show” – the undisputed ultimate koi show in the world.
ZNA Japan publishes a monthly magazine called “Nichirin.” It is available as a benefit of full membership and is published in both Japanese and English.
The Southern California Chapeter of ZNA consists of over 100 members/families.