It seems that Isa Koi Farm is conquering the whole of Niigata now this year, as they have won both Grand as Supreme Champion on this years Niigata Nogyosai. By many seen as the 3rd Koi show of the world (behind the All Japan and Rinyukai Koi Show), the Niigata Nogyosai is the annual stage where many famous Koi have made their first steps on the show grounds. Enjoy the beauty of this 85 cm and 6 year old Isa Koi Farm Sanke! Read More
As I had written before, I was not expecting a big competition for the challenge to become Grand Champion of the 44th edition of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show. And I was correct. Concerning the Supreme Champion / Runner Up award I was wrong with my expectations. Instead of one of the previous mentioned Koi, a very interesting Showa from Momotaro Koi Farm became second! In this blog you can read about how the voting rounds went. Read More
The first thing I did was a quick round along the vats with the bigger Koi. The second thing I did was making a slower round around the same vats, now capturing the Koi which I think will make chance to become Grand Champion. To be honest I captured the Koi that have a chance to become Supreme Champion, because I have a strong feeling that M Legend, the Sakai Fish Farm Kohaku that already won the 2011 All Japan Show and who is present again this year, will win again! Read More
Next to the Grand and Supreme Champions there are of course the ‘smaller’ prize winners of a major quality. These winners fall under the Major Awards, where also the Most Unique and Senior Tategoi (most promising Koi) is part of. In this blog an overview of all the Major Award winners! Read More
Winner Interkoi (Germany) versus winner European Shinkokai (Holland): the fight between these two champions has (this time) been won by the Sakai Fish Farm Sanke from Jean Hoorne. Harry van der Hout took the Supreme Champion title with his four step Kohaku on the 20th edition of the Holland Koi Show! Read More
The Kohaku of Harry van Hout is not the only fourstepper with a major award. With a beautiful elan the Yondan Kohaku of Rob van Hulst, who won Supreme Champion on the Interkoi last April, became Major Champion at the European Shinkokai. Read More
She is the Grand Champion of the recently held Interkoi Show in Germany. Now she is also present at the European Shinkokai, but did not succeed to repeat her success in Germany. This great Sanke, owned by Jean Hoorne from Belgium, became second (Supreme Champion) at the second edition of the European Shinkokai. Read More
The head of a giant!
Now that the winners are announced, I wanna show you a little bit more about the Supreme Champion. The actual name given on the show is Jumbo Champion, but I think this is more suitable to the real Jumbo Koi (a Doitsu Karashigoi of 112 centimeter). Another interesting thing: the ballot for Grand Champion took only one round, with 53 votes for the Dainichi Showa and 30 for this Sakai Kohaku, resulting in a Supreme Champion award for this giant. Read More
The All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show 2012 has many winners in different categories and sizes. Even the least beautifull ones are still amazing. That’s how high the quality of the Koi at this Koi Show in Tokyo are. I’ts the most important KOI show on the face of the earth. Winning here means eternal fame, a special seat at the table, a figurehead for the hobby of keeping nishikigoi. Below you’ll find a photograhic overview of the most beautiful Koi of this time…
The Supreme/Jumbo Champion of the 42nd Rinyukai Show!
My appologize for the late publication of the Supreme Champion of the Rinyukai from last weekend, but that is mainly because I am now back in the Netherlands again! A long flight, a movement and my start at the university were all part of the reason for this delay. But let us focus on the Supreme (on this show the number two is named Jumbo Champion) Champion now: This Yondan (four step) Kohaku is 94 centimeter long, bred by Sakai Fish Farm and owned by Yohanes Jusuf from (if I am correct) Indonesia.