Japan originated this non-registered hybrid of (H. 'Swoosh' ×
venusta) x H. venusta. The small size plant has green
foliage with a white marginal variegation. Its leaves are ovate
and slightly wavy. Pale purple flowers bloom in July.
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term -gawa or -kawa
as river and the term nishiki as brocade (rich-colored woven fabric) i.e.
something colorful and beautiful.