Hisashiburi

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Hisashiburi = “It’s been a long time” in Japanese. This summer has simply flown by. It barely feels like the 2015 Spring season has finished and here I am only … Read More

Maruhiro Koi Farm – Fry

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It was only three days ago that I posted about Maruhiro Koi Farm moving his eggs into their holding nets ready for hatching (see story here), well now they’ve hatched. Below … Read More

Yamasan Senbetsu

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This is a very busy time of year for all koi breeders in Niigata.  They are either preparing their mud ponds, breeding koi all through the night, looking after their … Read More

When The Sumi Develops…..

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It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the koi game, be it business or hobby, there will always be questions you want to ask. Sometimes you don’t ask them … Read More

Eggs at Maruhiro Koi Farm

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Spawning season at Maruhiro Koi Farm is now in full swing.  The eggs in these pictures were spawned a couple of days ago and have been in medication.  Today it … Read More

Kaneko, Suzuki, Aoki, Coffee, Tea

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It’s not been particularly busy out here the last couple of days, just popping in and out of breeders and testing their coffee machines are still working.  Aoki was busy … Read More

Yamakoshi Sunrise

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Going for a drive into the mountains at 03.50am was never my plan when I went to bed around midnight, but jetlag doesn’t listen to plans anyway. But thanks to … Read More

Sekiguchi Koi Farm

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It might be a long drive to Sekiguchi Koi Farm when compared to the breeders of Yamakoshi, Ojiya, Nagaoka and Kawaguchi which are right on my doorstep.  But in reality … Read More

Busy at Marujyu Koi Farm

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Following my short break in the UK, I’m now back in Japan to begin the final stint of the season.  Today was my first day back in action and was … Read More