This cute celluloid koi fish is marked "Made in Japan." He is in excellent shape - no chips on his paint, though his paint is much brighter on one side than the other. His eyes are in great shape. He has a small dent on the bottom and it appears that someone wrote lightly on the bottom in pencil, but I can't read it (see picture). He measures about 5 1/2 inches long. I listed his date as the 1940s, but I don't know for sure when he was made. I'm not an expert, just a lover of cool things and he's one of the coolest things I've ever had. I may have neglected to share something that is important to you so be sure to ask me questions.