This Harvest is the highlight of our trip with Koitrips.com Tim has been doing this Harvest for well over a decade and it gets better and better. Tim is asked each year to lift the Koi into the containers on the truck each year and this year was the same. Its a great honour to […]
Shintaro Koi Farm always has the Sansai harvest before the Number one pond the day after. Today the Sansai harvest was excellent, the Koi were amazing. When we visit Japan 3 times per year we get to know certain Koi and see them from Tosai all the way up to 10 year old Koi. The […]
We had quite a few Koi to post on here and to the Japan Koi for Sale pages but unfortunately they have been sold by the time we got back to the Hotel. There will be more tomorrow. Went to photograph and Video a couple of Koi bought by a client and while there saw […]
Today is the last day before the customers join us, they are now on their way from Manchester. Some big harvests planned for this coming week. Today Shintaro was harvesting some Nisai Showa so I wanted to see as Showa are quite popular this trip and a few clients have expressed seeing them. Even though […]
Here is a full and detailed video of the Harvest today. 2 Nisai ponds were harvested. This is start to finish.
Today we started by harvesting some Nisai at Shintaro Koi Farms mudponds. Some amazing Koi cake out, some of them the best bodies have seen on Nisai, some over 60cm! They harvested 2 Nisai ponds totalling only 35 pieces. We got them back to the Koi Farm and went through, some stunning Koi. A few […]
Did a rough video of what we do when we are in Japan. Where we go, some of the breeders we visit, it is a little insight into our day when we are out here. No two days are the same but this is more of a typical day.
The weather started off pretty bad today but soon cleared up. Rain can be a pretty big issue around here during the harvests. Mud tracks and Trucks carrying 2 plus tons of sloshing water around do not always mix! The second Shintaro Nisai Harvest has been put back till tomorrow morning. Looking forward to that. […]
Today was the first full day up in the mountains. I knew Yagenji were bringing some Shiro utsuri in this morning so went and had a peak at them but caught them still off loading so will call back tomorrow and have a better look. Shintaro were harvesting some Nisai, so I met them back […]
I did a VERY rough guide today. A video from Manchester to Niigata. Should give people a bit of an idea on how we get here etc. Enjoy.