Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 17th, 2019, 8:17 am

I already knew that Kanno did not have any Tosai available but was told he had some Nisai left. Sadly the nicest ones were all male so I left empty handed. That is something that is really hard to do when visiting Kanno. I dip have a visit planned to another Goshiki breeder at the end of my trip so I am hoping to find some nice Tosai or Nisai.
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 17th, 2019, 8:19 am

Thank you, I think I will find a few gems...
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 17th, 2019, 8:35 am

On the way down the mountain I decided to stop at Torazo Koi Farm to day hello. I had asked Tsuyoshi about getting Tosai when I was here two weeks ago and though I would check to see if they had some. To my surprise they already had them prepared, and sorted, into three grades for me to pick from. Tsyoshi was not there but Yuki was and she told me the Tosai were ready.
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Euryth » April 17th, 2019, 9:20 am

These Kohaku Tosai are stunning, Russ!

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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Rainblood » April 17th, 2019, 9:33 am

Those do look good...do you a list of breeders you plan to visit?

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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 17th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Rainblood wrote:Those do look good...do you a list of breeders you plan to visit?



Today I am going to Sekiguchi and Murata.
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Euryth » April 17th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Russell Peters wrote:Today I am going to Sekiguchi and Murata.


Are you mainly on the hunt for Gosanke this trip?

Once I have more room, I'd love to own a Sekiguchi Showa :YMPRAY: I'm still learning how the beni develops in Murata Kohaku bloodlines, so this will be very interesting to see what you've found this trip there.

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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 18th, 2019, 1:15 am

Euryth wrote:
Russell Peters wrote:Today I am going to Sekiguchi and Murata.


Are you mainly on the hunt for Gosanke this trip?

Once I have more room, I'd love to own a Sekiguchi Showa :YMPRAY: I'm still learning how the beni develops in Murata Kohaku bloodlines, so this will be very interesting to see what you've found this trip there.



Yes, I am mainly a Gosanke dealer. Last year I bought a bunch of other varieties and that did not turn out well so I am pretty much sticking to what I know.
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 18th, 2019, 5:24 am

Today I visited Murata who is a favorite of mine. Last year I bought quite a few Tosai from him and only showed a few of them because his Tosai develop in an unusual way. I asked him, when picking from his Tosai last year, if he thought the Beni development was an issue. It looked like it was starting to fall apart so I told him my concern. His response was that the Beni had not 'set' yet and was still developing. I wanted to study how the Tosai developed so, last year, I purchased a group and did not show them. All of the Tosai were lost when we got KHV from Choguro so I never got to see what would happen. Today I purchased a group of them, actually three different grades, and they are already further along than they were last year as last year I purchased them in February. I am going to post all of them this time but I will say there are some questionable areas on some of them and they are obvious. It will be interesting to see if they do what Murata hopes they do.

Murata has some very interesting patterns on his Kohaku and today he showed me a picture of a Kohaku that Torazo bought from him over 20 years ago. I didn't think to get a picture of it but Torazo has a painting of this Kohaku in his office and, if I get a chance, I will try to get a picture of that. Murata didn't give the full story on it but, at the end of the day, Torazo did when we got back to his office. The pattern on the Kohaku is the type I see on a lot of his Kohaku today. It was, according to Torazo, about 24 years ago and he was helping Murata seine a small pond that had 10 Nisai Kohaku in it. One in particular has skin and shine that Torazo said he had not seen before so he had to have it. He eventually persuaded Murata to sell it to him for 350,000yen which was a lot of money back then. Torazo kept it for four years and grew it out and eventually it was sold to a hobbyist. It eventually won a GC title and ended up with Maruyama who tried to breed it but it did not produce any good Koi. I never knew that there was a connection between Murata and Torazo and I never realized that Murata has been around that long.
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Re: Ojiya/Hiroshima/Isawa Bound PSKoi Spring 2019

Postby Russell Peters » April 18th, 2019, 5:27 am

I was given a flag, by the Louisville Koi Club, to bring to Japan so that all of the breeders I go to see can sign it. It will, I believe, be auctioned off at the show at the end of May. This is Murata signing.
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