Day 9 in Japan October 2017

Another great day in the mountains (there are only good days) We picked some Yamabuki Ogon Nisai at Marudo yesterday and they were all sold so we had to go back first thing this morning and get more, they are beautiful Koi. We also found 2 VERY nice Ochiba, one Gin gin which are both […]

Day 8 in Japan – October 2017

Today we did not have any Harvests planned, the fantastic Isawa Nishikigoi Centre (Matsunosuke) Harvest is on Saturday and we cannot wait! It will be a great harvest as always. Today we had a drive around quite a few breeders. Marudo twice Kawakami Nagashima Shintaro Dainichi Izumiya Torazo No pressure so it was a good […]

Shintaro Sansai Harvest

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 […]

Day 4 in Japan

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 […]

Day 3 – Japan trip 2017

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 […]

Day 2 in the mountains 13/10/2017

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. […]