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I’m terribly sorry for not updating our blog for long time. At the end of July, we had terrible rain and I haven’t been able to spend much time for computre because we have culling and reconstruction. Movie was filmed before but didn’t have time to upload it. Let me show you the place where was damaged by this terrible rain. In this area, we have 12 fry pond which roughly 8,000 squre meter. The stream besides these pond is very narrow and it will be fulled up with not much rain, so it didn’t have enough capacity to handle such a huge rain we had . . . Matter of course, it was overflowed and can not be functioned as pond. This area become like a dam because rain was much more than drain and water level become higher and higher. We also found a plce where landslide cover road, stream and drain, so pond become like a river. In addition, we found unknown big whole in mud pond which drain all water with fry . . . There are many places we can not go because of such a terrible conditions but all of staff work together very hard and we hopefully found fry which remain in pond. We also would like to appreciate to construction company because they soon took an action to recover our destroyed mud pond. There is nothing I can do for myself alone but everybody work together so hard and now we are moving forward. I know this is not realistic way of thinking but I take this incident positive way and believe we can harvest wonderful and beautiful koi which survive from this horrible circumstances.
Nex day we had heavy rain, we walked 4km of road is covered with thousands of obstracle and found pond which was destroyed by too much water. We found pond which is covered by landslide. Water from river still stream into some mud pond. It is not hard to imagine how bad rain it was because we could see trush which was caught top of 2m metal pole. Hopefully, we found one mud pond which is not badly damaged. Hara and Muto carried necessary instruments all the way and visited this pond to rescue fry nex day but they reported me that all water was gone from pond. WHAT?????? I soon flew to pond and found one big whole, 3m width and 10m depth, in mud pond. I couldn’t resist asking many questions to myself. What is this? Why does it happen? It wasn’t here yesterday but why today??? As far as we know so far, there was stream but it was covered by landslide roughly 10 years ago. Previous land owner constructed land and use for rice paddy. However, because of this huge rain, water shaved mud from underneath of ground and sucked all mud down when all water were drained. (Hope you understand this explanation . . ) Anyway, we know how nature is strong from quake but we found it again through this rain.
All of six members of Isa Koi Farm walked more than 4km to reach to this mud pond. Everyone of us just wish strongly to rescue even a piece of fry and carried culling instruments, tub, fertilizer, koi food and more. This is the pond which locate very last of stream and it contains lots of mud which is delivered by river because there was anywhere to go. However, hopefully, we had much numbers of fry than we expected. Because mud is heavily stirrered, sumi is bid blurred and difficult to cull but this is not problem at all because it will be cured when environment become better. Needless to say, we were nothing more than happy because we could rescue many frys and found more number of quality fry than we expected.