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by Marilyn
October 26th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

I have plenty of pics of the big girl, thanks to Russ, but I won't do them on this thread. Maybe when he gets back I can do a separate thread. I did do a side by side of them at the same age. The big girl edges her in skin but the one Russ posted has the similar beni quality (see the flecking of alm...
by Marilyn
October 24th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

The third one reminds me a little of the big girl. What a nice score on these! I'm excited to see them come in.
by Marilyn
October 20th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

Thank you, gentlemen. I won't be "rehoming" her as we hope to find her a forever home with someone that would be willing to show her. We'd also like to recoup some of the cost of her. I paid her initial price and Russ has been a wonderful hubby and paid for her Azukari fees. I couldn't be ...
by Marilyn
October 20th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

Yesterday was our first full day here and we did spend the whole day with Hosokai. In the morning he had a harvest that contained customer Koi and Koi he is entering in the Nogyosai show and the Nagaoka Koi auction. First up is this 5 year old Hosokai Showa. This is one of the largest Showa that Ma...
by Marilyn
October 19th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

I'm pretty sure she will be included when he does his travelogue later. Here's the video he sent as a teaser. I'm so pleased to see her Sumi continues to come in. The water is a little choppy, she's a big girl and stirs the water up a bit. :YMDAYDREAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2inRFBMt4&...
by Marilyn
October 19th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018
Replies: 228
Views: 9814

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Fall 2018

I got to see the update on my Showa. Wow, her Sumi is still filling in but she is gorgeous!
by Marilyn
May 13th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Hard & Soft Beni
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: Hard & Soft Beni

I don't know if this is how the Japanese would refer to it but all color on a koi, even the skin, has a shelf life. Less desirable specimens lose their Beni and/or Sumi well before a koi has reached maturity. Everything ages and the genetic tendency for them is what we try and figure out when lookin...
by Marilyn
May 9th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Members Area
Topic: Hard & Soft Beni
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: Hard & Soft Beni

Not Russ but I don't think that is what he is conveying regarding the Beni. If you look at the first koi, the Beni has depth. What it does not have is each scale indicating what we call Hoshi or Beni development. The first koi has completed its Beni journey. It is all there and monochromatic with no...
by Marilyn
May 2nd, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi - Spring 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 15803

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi - Spring 2018

Oh boy, I hate to admit it but my gut still guides my purchases. My first impression of a koi solidly colors my decision making. This is usually a lot conformation, quality and skin. I then go back and try and talk myself out of the koi by looking for potential faults. How is the conformation? The B...
by Marilyn
May 2nd, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Japan Buying Trips
Topic: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi - Spring 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 15803

Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi - Spring 2018

:-BD Yes M Me too I’m also very exciting with my first Takigawa kohaku from PS koi There will be a Takigawa in my future but I'm hoping to do that on a trip to Japan. Takigawa-san is a magical breeder to visit and the icing on the cake for me would be to select one there. Don't tell Russ, lol. My i...

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