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Oct 2018

Category: October 2018

Its a long time since ive shared a car with another dealer . My last agent was told it was a condition of business , i drove with no other dealers . After a few years of watching how European dealers work together , and help each other out , it was my gut feeling , i was missing out . Having Chris from Kitsu koi with us , has been quite enjoyable , and worked well , i dont think we have been in many breeders , where one of us hasnt bought.

Read more: Weds 17th Another perfect day .

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Oct 2018

Category: October 2018

I dont think there has been a time , where my interest in non go sanke has been so high . Metalics , goshiki , asagi , shusui, doitsu and gin rin etc etc etc , they all seem to be getting bred by more and more breeders . Todayi was shocked buy how many i bought , and speaking of shocks , this might get you all talking !

Read more: Odds and sods and thingamy bobs...............

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Oct 2018

Category: October 2018

Last night , we finished very late , with a quick visit to chogoro koi farm , famed due to his brilliant white platinum ogons . Last night we popped past to see if he had many harvested yet . While we were there , he showed us some small metaics around 23-30cm , they looked ok , but i really wanted the platinums . Within minutes i am being gang pressed by the agent , the breeder and the worker , to at least have a look in the day light .

Read more: Monday 15th looking for the non go sanke

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Oct 2018

Category: October 2018

It may or not be common knowledge , but this trip is very different than other . This trip we have started using a new agent in Japan , this is always risky in any business , let alone the koi industry . Its kind of starting your business , all over again . New relations , new ways of working , new ways of shipping , being in control of your own shipments. It may all sound romantic , but when your business depends around these guys , it can be quite unnerving , especially when you have to travel have way round the world to meet them , and start all over again , so hence the title of todays blog , into the unknown ................

Read more: Sunday 14th Into the unknown...................

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Oct 2018

Category: October 2018

                      As usual a 20 hour trip , of planes , trains and automobiles , finds us in our hotel for the next week or so . I arrived in Nagaoka around 12 , and dumped off my bags , and headed up to the mountains .

Read more: Saturday 13th October