Japan

  • News from Japan - Its breeding season!

    Thanks to Kensuke at Shintaro Koi Farm for sending me a few videos this morning of the Shintaro Koi being spawned.  There are 7 sets of parent Koi...
  • Coming toward the end of the trip - Spring Trip 2019

    We are now in the later stages of the trip, so just finishing some orders before we make the final packing list.  Its been a good trip, some really...
  • Spring Koi buying Trip to Japan 2019 - Day 7

    We have been here a week already!! Time goes so quickly over here, it's crazy.  Another good day around the mountains, filling a few orders and als...
  • Japan Spring buying trip 2019. Day 6.

    Sorry for no post yesterday, we were taken out for a beautiful meal by the team at Shintaro Koi Farm, it was a BBQ place where you cook your own st...
  • Japan Spring trip 2019 - Day 5

    The Young Koi Show was still on today but we managed to see some breeders and see some amazing Koi. It is amazing what you stumble upon when you ha...
  • 2019 Young Koi Show - Nagaoka.

    We spent a couple of hours at the Young Koi Show today which was staged in Nagaoka. Some amazing Koi on display.  The maximum size of the Koi is 63...
  • Day 3 in the mountains. 2019 Spring buying trip.

    A bit of a frustrating day as the breeders were finishing setting up the Young Koi Show and then many were taking their entrees down to the actual ...
  • Day 2 of the Spring buying trip!

    The second day in Japan, some amazing Tosai coming back to the UK plus some superb Shintaro Jumbo Tosai. **WATCH VIDEO IN HQ*
  • We are in Japan...at last! Spring buying trip 2019

    No matter how much I love coming to Japan, this journey to Japan was not great. Delayed leaving Manchester, then missed the connection in Amsterda...
  • Japan buying trip - Spring 2019

    As you read this post we should be over Russia on our way to Japan.  This is already our second buying trip of the year with the first being the Al...
  • Autumn 2018 - Buying trip to Japan.

    Autumn 2018 – Buying trip to Japan. Well a few days after returning from the third trip to Japan of the year, I have finally found some time to re...
  • Day 11 in Japan - October 2018

    Forgetting the days now… Its been a very good trip, intact possibly the best we have ever had. It is drawing to a close now, but we are still tryi...