Super sale for three days this week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in our main pond, and pond 1B. The main pond has nisai , sansai and yonsai. 1B has jumbo tosai from last year from Dainichi and Ogata. All koi in these two ponds will be around half price and must be collected. These ponds are around 16-17degrees. Sorry this is only open to visitors to the shop only.
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This was to be my last buying day in the south , so a great place to visit was Taniguchi , i have three koi here that stayed in the mudponds , so was eager to see them . We arrived and taken to his new fish house , very impressive facility , but the down side was most koi were already sold ! There were around 40 nisai for sale , and i picked out a few examples , and the ones i like were male , so they all went back . I looked around as the breeder showed me the koi in the sold pond , he said this is the best ones , then i saw my maruten kohaku , and she looked great ! In another pond we found the other kohaku , smaller much smaller so i thought , they were both bowled up , i realised the smaller one wasnt so small , he laughed and sai the maruten was 55cm approx , the other around 49 , not bad for koi bought as tosai around 32cm , so very happy , the showa is yet to make an appearance !

He then took us to his tosai house , the prices seemed ok , but at 16cm it would be 35/40 to a box , a hell of a lot of money , so i passed . We then drove back to Fukayama to pick another person from the station , it was 2 pm and i was feeling rough still  ,so  decided to jump on the bullet train to return to Okayama , where my next hotel was . That evening i had a few beers where koi dealers meet , and bumped into a party of uk koi kichi , alot of beers were drunk , and after many conversations they realised i had the next day free , they offered me to join them at breeders the nest day , it was a very nice offer , but i had a long journey back to Tokyo , but if you guys read this , thanks ! It was a genuine nice offer ! So thats it , im done , its been two weeks of madness , from the highways and byways of Niigata , to the long roads of the South . I know some of you are wondering , so where does that leave Gatwick Koi now ???  A very good question , but that will come on Sundays blog / Summery !!!!!!!!! North v South ............

 

Our two kohaku at Taniguchi , both female 55and 48cm approx .

 

 

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