Here is a full video of the Shintaro Sansai Harvest yesterday. Some amazing Koi came out of this pond, just incredible.
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Today we spend the morning checking over the Shintaro Nisai we harvested a few days ago. Some very high class Koi to be seen. His Kohaku this year are sublime. This Kohaku was excellent, the skin was just perfect. Was sold straight away. Then we sold this outstanding Sanke. The tail tube was huge, this […]
How fast is this trip passing? I cannot believe its already. Orders for before the trip started are pretty much done, a couple to find over the next week but its been excellent this last 5 days. Over 40 Koi so far, really good. So today was the last day for the client who has […]
Today we harvested 4 Nisai ponds at Shintaro Koi Farm. We harvested around 200 Nisai and of course got involved with it. Some excellent Koi came out of the ponds, one which measured at 61cm! Incredible growth for a Koi that is only 18 months old. We will go back tomorrow and the days after […]
A beautiful day in the mountains today, the Sun was out all day. Today we needed to find a few more orders which we did. After the success of the Doitsu Kohaku we posted yesterday, we found 2 more. One being a very rare Doitsu Tancho Kohaku, not something you see every day! Then […]
A very busy day today, left at 9am and for back at 6pm. Sometimes when the breeders are this busy harvesting they are usually back in the afternoon, so we have to get everything done then. Today we were joined (Against his will) by Kosuke Saito. The younger of the sons at Shintaro Koi Farm. […]
We arrived bang on time, managed to get through customs, and picked luggage up in around 10minutes! The line for the train tickets took longer! Anyway, but 1.45pm we had arrived in Nagaoka and collected the car…then off to hunt. We went the long way round because I wanted to stop at Kawakami and have […]
Well in less than a week we will be back in Niigata! This will be our third trip of 2018, and we never get tired of going. Over 60 trips to Japan now and the excitement never stops! We have a very busy trip coming up, along with Koitrips.com we have a booked-up trip… […]
Japan Buying trip – October 2018 – Understanding. We come around to yet another Harvest season in Japan. I want to take this time to explain to people how things work over there and why we actually go. The mountains of Japan are home to A LOT of Koi breeders and Koi dealers. I would […]
In Japan now the area will be buzzing with activity. The Koi have all been spawned and the fry are now out in the fry ponds growing. Its quite an amazing thing to get your head around about how it all works. Lets take Shintaro Koi Farm for example. They have bred around 7 sets […]