Man is a slave neither of his race nor his language, nor of his religion, nor of the course of rivers nor of the direction taken by mountain chains. A large aggregate of men, healthy in mind and warm of heart, creates the kind of moral conscience which we call a nation.
Above – rare documentary evidence of two giant showa koi – hence the portmanteau, “Koiju” – seen swimming in the Chiraibetsu River, near Sarufutsu-mura in in SÅya Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.
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