Tanaka of Japan, this non-registered cultivar is of unidentified parentage but has
H. longipes in its background.
It is a medium size hosta with green foliage that has
yellow streaked variegation.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.