After lunch we started our journey back to Ojiya , popped into Kobyashi to have a look at some shiro utsuri . Very nice , but alot already sold , so low amount of koi as he has ony just started harvesting . Hope to see him again later this week . Cutting through the mountains invlved hairy drive back to Mushigame , but with the advantage of seeing an old breeder called Suzuki . He breeds many vaieties, showa , kujaku , doitsu go sanke and many others . This guy is great , but its ony a small farm so can be a bit hit and miss , this tme not disapointed , 16 nisai around 30-35 cm includng , kujaku , doitsu showa , doitsu shiro , doitsu sanke , tancho showa .
We then went to another oneof our favourute farms , Shinoda , with hndfulls of orders i was looking fowad t this visit all wee , unfortunatley he has been well visited by other dealers so we struggled a little to find what we wanted . He has told us he will be hrvesting again tomorow , so we may get another visit in before we come home. Just around the cornen is hiroi , another great breeder of goshiki , gin rin goshiki , doitsu and many othrs , a quick visit to see what gems he had in , very impressive , but not what i was looking for , so just about time for a quick visit to Torazo on the way home , fundmyself looking at a three sep kohaku with stunning skin quality , loved the body , loved the price ( well almost ! ) , so the fish was purchased and we left for the sort journey home to the hotel .Another great day , and tomorrow is shaping up good already , Kase , Aoki , and Hosakai , doitsu , metalics and high quality goshiki , may be even shiro utsuri . Pics to follow in awhile.