Botan means peony and is a native plant in Japan. Traditionally it is also used in medicin. This is the final blog to complete the series of Major Award winners of the 44th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show. The Botan prize is one of the three special awards given, next to the Tsubaki and Sakura Awards and includes only the varieties Hikari Muji, Asagi, Shusui, Bekko, Hikari Utsuri and Hi/Ki Utsuri. Read More
The Tsubaki, known as the Camellia, is a genus of flowering plants in the Theaceae family which are spread all over eastern Asia. In Japan the most famous specie is the Camellia Japonica. Tsubaki is also the name of the second category of a special award, only given since this 43th edition of the All Japan Show and includes the varieties Hikari Moyo, Tancho, Goromo, Doitsugoi and Kumonryu. Read More
The Major Awards of the All Japan Koi Show exist of exactly 11 Koi. This includes the three main winners that have been introduced to you before: the Grand, Supreme and Best Jumbo Go-Sanke/Jumbo A. In this blog you will find the other eight. Enjoy!
When a new Koi dealer enriches the Koi scene of course that is good news. And more so if the dealer has great ambitions and also shows these. 2012 was the year that Koifarm ND saw the light of life and together with Nico Dewulf KoiQuestion looks back on his first season as Koi dealer. And surely there’s enough to look back on.
The holiday around the festivity days is the ideal period to do things that didn’t work out during the busy work weeks. This also holds for me. At last I had the time to read Koi number 105, the quality magazine of NVN (Nishikigoi Association Netherlands). The article that impressed me was the interview of Johan Leurs with Futoshi Mano of Dainichi. Great to get to know this man, for which I worked almost eight months again a bit better. It’s Sakura where it is all about… Read More
The last day of the year. Time to make up the balance. What were the most popular articles on KoiQuestion, how often were our videos watched and how many people did we reach? What was the most beautiful Koi of 2012, the most awesome achievement and what was your favorite? An annual review… Read More
As a Koi hobbyist you sometimes get tired of it. Every time you have to explain that there are also cheap Koi carp which you can buy for a couple of Euro or Dollar. “Why are those colored carp so expensive?” is not such a weird question, we as hobbyists call our finned friends living jewels as well. I have also stated this question, but than in the manner of: “What is the most expensive Koi in the world?” Continue reading and you will find out what the answer of world’s most famous Koi dealer answered to this question. Read More
With half December on the calendar and the first Christmas cards already on the door mat again my alarm (read: iPhone) peeps with my next appointment showing on the screen. This time no Koi dealer, show or happening. I’m reminded that it is time for reflection. To look back for a moment and think of what this year has meant to KoiQuestion and especially, who meant that…
It’s been a while since my introduction blog was placed. I already told you that I’m studying Aquaculture in France. In this article I’d like to tell a bit more about this important part of my life. In other words, what is my study about and what about the internships?
Oh yeah, here she is! Fresh from the mudpound she really looks magnificent, despite me saying it. Not often have I been proud of a fish, but when I see how this Sanke looks now, a year after I purchased her I can only be very happy. Quickly continue reading to find out how much she developed! Read More