On the recent Dainichi Koi Farm auction the highest bid was one of 21 million (21.000.000!) Yen for a Showa referred to as ‘Special 01′. It was Ryuki Narita that equals his previous world record auction bid at Sakai Fish Farm. Basically he spend around €150.000,- or $205.000,- for one Koi. Crazy, isn’t it? Continue reading to try to understand why world’s most famous Koi dealer spend such a serious amount of money on one Nishikigoi. Read More
The Grand Champion of 2013′s All Japan Rinyukai Show is the Dainichi Kohaku that also won the 2012 Niigata Nogyosai and 85 Bu Kokugyo Award on this years All Japan Koi Show. What else can we expect of this fish in the future? Read More
Harald Bachmann is currently doing a great job at Dainichi Koi Farm, where he is joining the team during the harvests that are going on. And on top of that, he is making some great video footage and even takes the effort to edit and upload them on the same day of the harvest! Great job, Harald! Read More
For every passionated Koi hobbyist that wants to be as up to date as possible about all the things that are currently going on during the harvest season, Facebook is the ideal place to check out on a daily basis. With various Japanese Koi breeders and other Koi Kichi being very active on this social media platform, it is the most direct source of various footage. Just like earlier this week, when I had spotted this fantastic Doitsu Kin Showa, recently acquired by Tony da Cruz from Couleurs de Niigata. Read More
I have now just got my hands on a picture of the Grand Champion of the 60th edition of the Nagaoka Koi Show. This 83 centimeter long giant, bred by Hisato Nogami of the Nagomi Koi Farm we will for sure see back again in the future!
The first Japanese Grand Champion of the Autumn season is known: a Nogami Koi Farm Kohaku just won the 60th edition of the Nagaoka Koi Show! You can clearly see why: look at that body and thick red pigmentation! For the moment I can share a video made by Harald Bachmann that summarizes the show winners. So watch and enjoy! Read More
When you think I gave you wrong expectations of the auctions that were recently held with my previous blog, you now know I wasn’t! Where the previous auction records were 11 million (Dainichi Kohaku in 2011), 13 million (Sakai Fish Farm Sanke in 2011) and since today the most expensive auction Koi is bought for an astonishing 21 million (!) Yen. In Euro, this is approximately €160.000,- and in US dollars around $215.000,-! Crazy, isn’t it?
The 21 million Yen Sakai Fish Farm Sanke – No. 107
The big three are starting up the season again with their famous Koi auctions. Momotaro, Sakai Fish Farm and Dainichi Koi Farm will held their auctions at respectively 1, 3 and 7 October. When you are looking for a spectacular Koi and have some deep pockets, you should not let this chance to buy some high potential Koi pass by. Have a look at some of the special Koi that are offered in this blog. Read More
For the ones who didn’t notice yet: The Dainichi Koi Farm has a new website. Compared to the previous one it is less detailed and unfortunately also less informative. Fortunately it is up-to-date again with a nice overview of most of the parent Koi currently used. The best new feature though is called ‘Memories of Dainchi’. Read More
My Hirata Sanke, do you still remember her? Almost two years ago I have received her as a gift in return of all my help to Takashi Hirasawa, also known as Hirata. This Sanke now swims happily in my pond and this obviously demands an update. Read More