The 1.500 ton inside pond of Momotaro
Today, monday the 6th of February, I continued my Japan trip in the South of Japan. Together with the KoiBito Japan team and dealer Tjaard van Balen from KoiKichiWorld I will visit the main breeders in the Southern regions of Japan. It is my first time here, so I am really curious to see the differences between North and South. The first day we visited Takigawa and Momotaro. Read More
Daisuke Maeda as auction master
Today, the 7th of February, I was present at the Momotaro auction. A lot of nisai and tosai were offered, a lot of customers were present. One of them was eager enough to break the record price for the most expensive Koi on a Momotaro auction ever, by ending the bidding at 5.5 million Yen (approximately €55.000,-)! This was all about a nisai Kohaku from the new Mako lineage… Read More
Which KoiKichi can deny that?
No Koi, No Life. That is the slogan of the Matsue Nishikigoi Center. Today I was guest at this place where they produce one of the best Kohaku in the world. When you say Matsue, you say Sensuke. In this blog you will read everything about it. Read More
Tjaard selecting tosai at Okawa
The Okawa Nishikigoi Center was the next stop during this Japan trip. Especially when you are interested in Kohaku from the Sensuke bloodline, this is the place to be. The farm is already for 100 years in the family, started with the breeding of consumption carp. Since 47 years (1965) they breed Koi.
Shiraishi san (Yamatoya)
It is not the Dainichi Koi Farm, it is not the Sakai Fish Farm, it is not even the Momotaro Koi Farm: it is the Yamatoya Koi Farm. Yamatoya? You probably all know the Showa that won the 41th All Japan Show in 2009, but did you ever saw any of his fish? Read More
With great gratitude
My return to the Netherlands certainly does not mean that I am finished with publishing about the 43th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show or the breeders which I have visited in the “southern” regions of Japan. In this blog I would like to thank the people and companies who made it possible for me to be able to report from all this great stuff! Read More