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    Winners at the 47th Rinyukai Tokyo show

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    Excellent and very beautiful koi and some very good examples of what I had mentioned earlier about bold sumi its just striking, they truly are masters. 😁
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    Duc or anyone that has the info, tsubo sumi does it go back to the jimbei sumi is it the same sumi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschult View Post
    Duc or anyone that has the info, tsubo sumi does it go back to the jimbei sumi is it the same sumi.
    Hi Sam, not sure when the trait of sumi on the white started and not sure if it is tied genetically to a bloodline.

    More from breeder selection than anything.
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    It's been a while since I posted and there is much to catch up on. I'll see how many I can get in starting with my trip to visit Minuma Koi Farm in Saitama, just north of Tokyo.

    This farm is ran by two brothers, Kenichi and Riki Wada, specializing in Goshiki, ginrin Goshiki, some showa, Kohaku and sanke. The famed "floating beni" is evident as soon as you see the koi. Beni which seems a different quality and texture than any other.

    The kuro type is very appealing as is the more modern shiro look. The farm strives to produce clean beni and tondo so, searches other breeders for the best potential stock to combine with their own. They breed 6 pairs of Goshiki, 3-4 pairs of ginrin Goshiki and 1 each of sanke, Kohaku, showa, ginrin showa.

    Here is a video of some of the koi we looked at today.

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    Duc,

    Your Opinion, what are the Top Five Koi shows in Japan in order of Prestige?
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    Shinkokai All Japan
    ZNA All Japan
    Niigata Nogyosai
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    Rinyukai Tokyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcuduc View Post
    Shinkokai All Japan
    ZNA All Japan
    Niigata Nogyosai
    Shinkokai All Japan Young
    Rinyukai Tokyo

    Thanks for the post.
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    I'm not in the habit of buying tosai before coming to Japan as they have a low probability of making it past nisai and staying in my pond. Saying that, the koi that are available here at a certain price point has allowed me to play a little bit here in getting some higher grade koi and taking a chance on them at a lower price than at the nisai offering. So far I've struck out on four Isa tosai while having excellent luck with a small breeder name Kyuchan. This year I was given another opportunity to get a tosai and here are the three choices.

    https://youtu.be/woXQM2yVsvk


    I'll comment on them as they appear individually in the video:
    Koi #1: this one has the best body of the three by far. Yes, ZNA is about body body and then if you are not sure, go with the body. Except for two aspects of this koi that I didn't appreciate. 1: overall skin luster was a bit low, lacking the shine that would've made the beni stand out, this and the shiroji not being so thick. 2:the pattern is great on first impression but if you look at it closer, the head beni pattern is shifted to her left. Some might find this adds character, I find that this will be exaggerated as the koi gets into full size

    koi 2: very interesting pattern and good body structure. the quality is better than koi 1 but not by much. the point that kept me back was the overall sashi and kiwa were not so refined. i found it distracting and messy to a point although the pattern was very tempting

    koi 3: at first glance this koi caught my eye as being the highest quality of the three (it was bowled last) with a luster and shiroji that pops. although the sashi is more prominent than the others, the shiroji is of good quality that it will overcome this. the pattern is quite large for the koi as it is now but I envision it to be a nice fit once the koi pushes past 70cm.

    Overall I like this one swimming in my pond and she will be competitive as well later on as the quality is excellent.

    Lucky for me, my friend purchased the other two koi so we will see all three at ikeage in October.

    Enjoying the journey.
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