Hopefully, finally, eventually, harvest have been started. We start from Tosai as usual.This year, weather was very good, so I am very much satisfied with quality. Because water condition of fry mud ponds have been very stable, I believe lots of breeder have good result. This year, quality and conditions of Tosai production was very stable than other years. Following movie is Tosai for sale on autumn and those are not Tategoi but I am confidence for those high quality Tosai. At the end of Sep, Tosai Tategoi will be harvested. Breeding season has been ending soon.
Yesterday, it was huge rain like a squall. It may be difficult to see on movie but I happened to find very rare scene. The rainbow appeared just in front of my car!!! I have never seen rainbow in front of me, so I grab camera and filmed. I hope this is good sign. Please wish my luck . . .
I would like to show how we are doing good at breeding Tosai this year. Because we have had very hot summer, lack of water is serious and big problem but our fry ponds which have adequate water are doing very well. We dig well by ourselves and secure water, so weather like this season makes Tosai production very well. On the other hand, the weather like last year which rained very heavily for long time gives us lots of trouble. This is very tough part of breeding koi because it is living thing and we can not do much thing for natural disaster. I would like to be careful even we are doing good so far and make it successful at the end. BUT. . . very hot . . . .
I’m sorry I haven’t updated blog for three month. I will try to update constantly.
Today, I filmed the 2sai in mud pond. Because of no water due to hot weather, the water level of mud pond become lower and color of water became strong blue. Because water tempreture of surface become very high, koi swim deeper level of mud pond and I haven’t been able to seen those 2sai much. However, today, hopefully they appears when I visit mud pond so I quietly filmed them. From further seen, it looks growing into roughly 50cm and body confirmation have been developed. We still have one month until harvest, so I will feed them well and make them more beautiful.
From today, we start spawning. We will take artificial spawning method which makes ratio of hatching higher. At first day, we use “Tepodon” which is one of our main bloodline. Because this koi takes long time to spawn eggs, I put it in first day. Next is “Tora-ichi”. We used this koi last year and found it very successful. I hope it will be our main bloodline in the future. And the name of new koi which come out as parent koi is called “CT” from Omosako bloodline. I wish it will breed wonderful Nishikigoi which is more than “GT”. The next generations from male parent koi, “Higuma” which is over 85cm are also coming out. We will of course use new male parent koi, “Big Town”, which we purchased at “Kanto Meiri Ten”. From today, we won’t be able to sleep in the night . . .
Today, I would like to introduce 3sai Showa, 60cm. In movie, I introduced this koi as 59cm but it is 60cm actually. You can not believe it but this koi has not been fed since it was harvested on October 2011. She hasn’t eaten any single koi food but still have this body confirmation. What a stout body!. The parent of this koi is called “Kuro”. The koi which was born from Kuro tend to have wide and tall body compare to the others. When you actually see this koi, you will feel it is more than 60cm. The koi which has good body confirmation tend not to have good beni and sumi but it has high quality one and sumi is well located in the body. Never get tired of looking at this koi.
Today, I would like to introduce two 2sai, 48cn and 51cm, in fact, those are male. Lots of people misunderstand this koi as female because it has high body and soft beni like female. In addition, good pattern . . . The good point of next 51cm koi is shiroji. Absolutely “snow white”. It doesn’t have much sumi but good beni covers those minus point. Shiroji, luster, beni, body with room to grow more bigger. Both of them has quality like a female. people think that male can not be grown but it’s wrong. Good male grow as same as female.
We started preparation of All Japan Young Koi Show 2012. Due to big effort of Shinkokai Regional Director and Secretary General, we could start snow clearance. We still have snow more than 2m and it won’t be away till koi show unless we take them away. Two bulldozers, 8 trucks and other special machine to take this bunch of snow. We are looking forward to seeing you on April 21st and 22nd. Please come and join this Shinkokai show!
I would like to introduce another high quality koi which will be entered into Niigata Nishikigoi Auction. 2sai, 55cm, Showa. In movie, I mentioned it is 54cm but it was filmed in Jan. It grew 1cm already and now it is 55cm. The feature point of this Showa is body. It has pretty much muscle and borne structure is more stout than others. Therefore, this koi is heavier than other same size koi. It gives me a good prospective of future.
This Showa is 3sai and it’s 61cm. Compare to other 3sai of ours, it is not big but please take a look at this beni and sumi. Well, well, well, this koi has so much things we can see. It is good enough to enter into All Japan Young Koi Show on April 21st, 2012. I assume it will be around 61 or 62cm. It is just a size of 63bu. . . .
March 14th, Niigata Nishikigoi Auction will be held at Yamakoshi. We will enter 3pcs of Tosai, 1pcs of 2sai and 1pcs of 3sai. I would like to introduce its Tosai today. Each koi look different type but they were born from same parent koi. The name of parent is “Tebasa” and it was first time spawning. Therefore, we still don’t know how they turn to be in the future but female parent has superb quality and body confirmation. Male parent is more than 90cm Dainichi Showa. Please come and visit our auction on 14th and see my selected koi with confidence by your eyes.