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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I was looking forward to today , we were going to visit a couple of breeders we havnt dealt the before , or for a long time . First up was Marusaka , known for kujaku , juimbei sanke and his weird and wonderful doitsu varietys . I havnt bought here for a few years as I find that you need to be here at the right time to get some good fish at the right time . This time it was right for me , and I soon had some nisai kujaku , doitsu hariwake , gin rin Kujaku , sanke and tancho sanke among others.

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 A great drive over the mountains to go in the direction of koide , to visit some different breeders . First one we came to was Kobyashi , very nice guy , does some very nice shiro utsuri , but on this occasion nothing there for us . Quick snack on the way to the next breeder found us arriving bang on time for our next visit Takahashi . If im honest I was a bit disappointed on arrival as this guy does some very nice showa , but he had harvested very little , and as usual the sold nets looked full of some very nice koi . What he did have was some very nice nisai around 30-40cm , ochiba , doitsiu ochiba , beni kumonryu and many many others . I started cathing up some nice examples , including a koyo which I havnt seen in ages , they are usually  like ochiba patterns , but yellow and light blue , very different and I cant see them hanging around for long !

 
 

I havnt seem many good asgai this week , so with that in mind we wernt far from Wada who specialises in them . I also bought some tosai from him in the summer which were quite impressive , so knew he had good go sanke , so was really looking forward to seeing him . When you meet so many breeders in a visit , its hard to get an impression of people , but once again he  was really nice , nothing was too much trouble except the fact that he had very little asagi . He seemed a litte zany and ive never ever met any one who speaks as quick as him . He is harvesting 400 nisai asagi next week , but hacked off im not here then , but it was nice to meet him and see his fish , he also breeds Kujaku so he is certainly a breeder  to look out for .

We then travelled back to Ojiya and decided to visit Suda . He had many  go sanke , and to be honest some where very fairly priced , but he didn't do anything that I cant get at Maruhiro , and it helps our quarantine regime to keep to as less breeders as possible ! Not a bad day all in all , some new farms , and some unusual variietis purchased , tomorrow may be back to go sanke .

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