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KWG in Japan 2018

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Helen

Hi Everyone

All photo’s of our koi purchases are now fully loaded on the website.

Please view and if any specific koi are of interest please email on koiwatergarden@btconnect.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Andrew & Ben

 

 


Winter Opening Times

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Helen

WINTER OPENING TIMES
FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2018 UNTIL 28TH FEBRUARY 2019
MORDEN STORE OPENING HOURS:-
MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 4.30PM
SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM
TOLWORTH STORE OPENING HOURS:-
MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 4.00PM
SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM
FROM 1ST MARCH 2019 WE WILL RESUME OUR NORMAL OPENING HOURS AS FOLLOWS:-
MORDEN STORE
MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 5.30PM
SUNDAY – 10.00 – 4.00PM
TOLWORTH STORE
MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 5.00PM
SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 16

Posted on by Helen

We are now preparing to go to the airport for our return trip to the UK.

After looking through our photographs, we cannot resist sending this final email showing the new stocks of koi of three years of age and above.
As you will see, there are some amazing fish now in stock and I am sure that these koi are unrivalled anywhere else in the UK.

This years trip was scheduled both for a longer period and earlier than usual to ensure that we met as many harvests as possible. In reflecting we feel that we made the correct decision and are very pleased with our purchases during our stay.

Thank you all for your support and purchases over the last two weeks and your positive feedback keeps us going when often we are very tired after long 16hour days.

We welcome all enquires and are happy to assist with advice about particular koi if it will help you select.

Thanks again and we looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 333


KWG in Japan – Day 15

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Helen

Today was our final day in the mountains as we are now making our way back to Tokyo.

We visited several of the larger breeders that are still harvesting mud ponds in hope that we may find something special to add to our superb stocks now being prepared to ship back to the UK in mid November.

We have now selected over 600 koi and will soon be busy preparing our fish houses to receive these.

When we returned to Nagaoka station, we collected the last of our photographs and as I am writing this email having both just looked through these pictures, we are incredibly happy with the high quality koi that we have selected.

We have decided to send out this last two emails – one with a selection of Nisai (2 year old koi) and on the way to Tokyo we will prepare a second email of Sansai (3 year) and older koi.
Both emails contain koi that are still available and show just a small selection of the quality of stock.

This is the perfect time to select fish – and we will hold these until April 2019 free of charge.

As I am sure that you are aware, our quarantine procedure meets the high standards set by DEFRA and we are the only company in the UK to have 6 certified regulation 22 fish houses.

Please do not hesitate to email if you need any assistance with your selections. We will be happy to email you our recommendations.

Thank you all for viewing our daily emails and the positive feedback that we have received.

We appreciate that there has been many fish to view and by now you may be getting a little ‘fished out’! Without your support, such trips would not be possible.

Please enjoy this selection of two year old koi and we look forward to receiving your orders.

Regards,

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms. To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan on Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation. To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 14

Posted on by Helen

As we have mentioned on various daily emails we have managed to persuade various breeders to let us select through there tategoi and tateshita ponds throughout our stay in Japan.
A jumbo koi will release over 250’000 eggs during A spawning, and at first selection high quality breeders will have reduced this number down to around 5000 fry.

By third selection approximately only 500 to 1000 will remain and have some value. However from this number the breeder may only select 50 to 100 to grow on to nisai (2 years).
Producing high quality koi is incredibly difficult, many of the farms we purchase from in the mountains are now third generation breeders. Over 50 years of family knowledge and experience has been handed down to produce the koi of the quality good enough to grow on to Nisai and then after they’ve done all the hard work we ask to buy them at a 1 year old price!!

The breeder now knows he only has to keep the fish alive to start gaining real value, so they are always reluctant to sell such koi and expect a high price or you to take a box “as it comes” which at best will contain only 10% of the koi we were looking to select.
After further ( and often very long) negotiation he may offer to catch 25% of the pond and let you select from that section of his stocks.
We then ask him to catch EVERY Koi and select through his stocks one by one ensure we don’t miss anything! Again long protracted negotiation, often involving several visits, but occasionally if he likes you and you have a good relationship formed over decades you WIN!!

This trip we won several times, including NAGESHIMA (twice) TAKANNO, WADA, ISA, KANEZO & SUZUKI thus selection of tosai is perfect to grow on or show at baby sizes.
Please look carefully we selected through over 15`000 koi to buy these superb Babies, just imagine how many in total the various breeders have selected through!! More Nisai and sansai tomorrow, but there will be no more tosai this trip.

Enjoy the photos,

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 333


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 13

Posted on by Helen

We decided to go back and have another look at the Nogyosai show this morning, so after the usual Japanese mixed (and large) breakfast we made our way to the show ground to have a quick look around and to collect several nets and bowl covers that we always bring back with us for our quarantine facility.

 

We then travelled to Takanno to complete the nisai selection. Takanno is famous for his Budo Goromo, Goshiki and more recently Gin Rin Budo Goromo. He also produced Ki Giro and several unique koi come from this. As previously mentioned his nisai stocks are limited this year but we selected some interesting koi including a Midori goromo – never seen before and maybe never again!!

 

We then stopped off again at Nageshima and added 2 female Shiro Utsuri and 2 jumbo nisai Tategoi Showa to our previous purchases. The Showa have huge frames and we are confident from previous experience that the sumi will finish beautifully in the Uk and both these koi we be outstanding Jumbo examples in a couple of years time.

 

We then returned to Hasegawa to photograph the additional Tategoi Kohaku that Hasegawa had let us select after our great persistance from his main Tategoi pond (a few of you have been enquiring why we kept returning!) As it is rare to get such high quality bloodline koi we intended to grow these on at Banstead, but we decided to offer these on todays email for a limited period before growing on the remaining koi after completion of quarantine.

 

As todays email has fewer koi we have added some super koi from earlier emails that are still available including the Hasegawa tategoi selected last week which are both very high quality and great value.

 

We are now preparing a Tosai – Baby koi (10-20cm) for tomorrow, if your looking for very high quality baby koi to show or grow on please view this email in detail, I feel its the best selection of Tosai we have ever offered.

 

Thanks for yesterdays orders and enjoy the photos.

 

Andrew & Ben

 

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 12

Posted on by Helen

Last night we were invited to a Traditional Japanese Onsen and restaurant. Located on a river near Kaneko in the mountains, the setting was stunning, after our bath in the hot spring we has a superb meal and were entertained to a show on a stage located on the opposite river bank. Thank you Yukari san for a wonderful evening.

Today was the main koi show in Niigata – The Nagyosai winner would often win the All Japan show many years ago however Sakai in Hiroshima has been incredibly successful in recent times.
All the breeders attend and enter their best koi for the event so we had decided to take a day off from the mountain for the show prior to leaving the UK. Its great to see many old friends as well as having a chat with breeders we purchase koi from this visit.
Hasegawa San was very pleased with his kohaku he showed us yesterday won Bu 20 champion, and Satoru Jyoju san who we purchased our Arakari nisai Kohaku from won 5 prizes with the four Sakai bloodline koi he entered. Sakamaki and Nageshima were also successful so its good to see the bloodlines we have purchased our koi from winning at prestigious shows like this.

Ben has now completed the Marusei koi which were partly sent on yesterdays email and the Sakemaki Tategoi that we returned to photograph yesterday. Some very high quality and unusual koi are included in todays photographs, The Sakamaki tategoi are exceptional so please order with confidence Back to the mountains tomorrow, we still have some great koi to come.

Thank you for your support,

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms.
To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan on Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation.
To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 11

Posted on by Helen

We have now stopped and looked at around 150 koi houses if we include those we’ve visited several times.
Some harvest’s are huge lakes like Marusei yesterday whilst others are smaller mud-ponds that may contain only 25-50 koi, but we still drop in to find the new jewels that have been added to the concrete stock ponds.

Today we revisited Hasegawa for several reasons, we wanted to see availability of tosai, the Nisai situation and view his Tategoi, after such a great first visit we had to go back.

We then had a meeting Takanno to view his tosai in the new koi house, unfortunately due to poor health he didn’t produce many larger koi last year, but has now began producing again and has some beautiful tosai.

We then decided to view Marusaka new harvest of hikari (metalic) koi. We found some more koi here including a stunning beni Kikusui and Doitsu benigoi.

Our next stop was to Photograph our Tategoi at Sakamaki that were purchased a couple of days ago, the time spent selecting our Azakari Kohaku yesterday was really meant for this purpose.

Thanks again for your orders, please email us if you haven’t found what your looking for, or want advise as to best one to reserve. We will happily email you back the best few options with an explanation.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call Helen at the Office on 0208 337 3337 (Monday to Friday)


KWG in Japan Day 7

Posted on by Helen

We again woke to stunning sunshine in Ojiya, early appointments with TSUNA, CHOGORO and YAMAZAKI were scheduled. These 3 breeders are located within a few minutes of each other.
We selected some lovely koi and also arranged to return for Harvests later this week.
We then moved on to SHINODA, HIROI CONIAS and HOSOKAI although we were unable to find any suitable koi here we again made appointment to return for future harvests.
YAGENJI was our next stop and this extremely well run farm is a popular destination for all koi hunters – I love the showa they are producing and very happy with our stunning purchases from here.
We unfortunately had to move our hotel to Nagaoka this afternoon, we booked a few months in advance but this year our usual hotel was already fully booked from today.

On the way we stopped at DAINICHI & HOSHIKIN both producers of amazing koi but the number of show class Dainichi jumbo koi over 90cm really takes your breath away. Unfortunately these koi carry an equally amazing price tag and are predominantly sold to very wealthy hobbyists in the Far East.

Enjoy todays photos and thank you all for your support during our trip, If any customers need assistance in selecting koi from the huge number purchased please send an email of the variety and approximate size your looking for and we’ll email you photos of the best available options.

Andrew & Ben Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call Helen in the Office – 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 10

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Helen

We decided to start a little later today, to give us a few hours to get our paperwork and photograph a “little” up to date.
Sorry order confirmations have been a little slow, hopefully everyone now has confirmation including Helen in the office who will be sending out deposit invoices – please check that they are correct.

Marusei was our first call – the largest koi farm in the world, please view the video on facebook, it gives you some idea of size however this is just one of many koi houses and doesn’t show the 300 x mud ponds & lakes they use to grow on the koi ! Until recently they only had 4 staff in total, although Yoshiyuki san had a few more around today. We have bought many koi over the years from the Hirasawa family since my initial purchases in 1992 – today was no exception (photo in next 2 emails).

Keeping it in the family we visited Yoshiyuki’s brother Hironori at his own Maruhiro Koi Farm, much smaller in size but with enormous stocks always very busy, we purchased some unusual koi here including some nice KiUtsuri, Mukashi Ogons, Aka matsuba, Deep red Kohaku and a super Tancho Ochiba.

It was now early around 2pm and we noticed the new owner of A farm I had heard about and quickly stopped. Mr Satoru JYOJU – and he was really refreshing to meet and discuss koi with. Although his farm is relatively new he has been working in the industry for 24 years with different koi companies studying koi in great detail, most recently he has spent several years under the guidance of Sakai Hiroshima (worlds no.1 farm).

He showed us his 94cm Sakai parent koi and discussed bloodlines and development in great detail.

Ben and I had our eye on a superb 47cm nisai tategoi Kohaku, with amazing body shape, skin and pattern. We decided to purchase this koi and unusually for us, also decided it was best to leave the koi with the breeder in Japan to grow on in his largest mud pond until October 2019.

It was now 4-30pm, light fades around this time so I left Jyoju San very happy knowing my wife’s christmas present had been purchased!! Enjoy the photos, and please email and reserve ASAP unfortunately the best koi do sell quickly and often several times.

Thanks for all your orders yesterday.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 9

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Helen

After a long day yesterday the plan was to finish a little earlier today to give us some “email catch up time” however rules are made to be broken when koi hunting!! A breeder late from his harvest or a breeder passing with water splashing from the harvest tank on his truck can soon alter our schedule.
Breeders are also busy preparing for the Nogyosai Koi show this weekend, mud ponds are being hastily drained to ensure their best koi are available for the biggest annual show in this main koi area.

We started at Chogoro who as many of you know is Japans best Purachina breeder, he also breeds Beni kikokuryu, Shiro utsuri and Goshiki these days, but it was the purachina that we wanted. Once we left Chogoro we drove the short distance to Tsuna, he was completing his final harvest with the assistance of a neighbour as unfortunately he is struggling a little with his health. We purchased some very striking Nisai Doitsu Sanke, Kujaku and Shusui plus his best Sansai Kin Ki Utsuri. It was good to see lots of quality tosai ready for next year before leaving.
We dropped into various breeders (many for the 3rd or 4th time) over the next few hours, and finally managed to pin Sakamaki down for an appointment. Sakamaki kohaku have won many prizes at Koi shows all over Japan and are particularly sought after. We initially were looking for high quality baby koi, but he then agreed to let us go through the complete nisai pond. Here we selected some very good Kohaku, Gin Rin Kohaku, Tancho and a lovely sanke. By the time our selection was completed it was now 4pm (so much for the early finish!) so we agreed to return tomorrow to photograph these female Tategoi.

Thank you all for your orders and support over the last week or so, we will continue selecting koi daily and generally become very selective towards the end of the trip so please keep viewing the daily emails

If you are missing any of our emails please check your Spam folder. We are also having problems posting our photos on facebook ar present please email your details to koiwatergarden@gmail.com and we will add your to the daily purchases list.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on Monday – 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan – Day 8

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Helen

Today was the 12th anniversary of the earth quake that destroyed so much of the mountain and millions of koi. Its incredible how the breeders recovered so quickly as the majority lost all their parent koi.

We began with an early appointment at Nagashima, a true gentleman and pleasure to deal with. Tosai selection from 3 ponds and then a harvest of nisai – stunning koi great value – do nOt miss these over next couple of days.

KODA KOI FARM is really progressing in quality – we selected some lovely nisai before long negotiations were successful in securing two stunning sansai goshiki – video also on Facebook.

Kaneko produced the usual high quality of shiro utsuri and doitsu ochiba – some of these really are show class so please take a close look at our purchases.

Shinoda was also successful although we hoped to select more Hi Utsuri, we were please with what we purchased – some years certain varieties are in short supply in the quality we require, but we lower our selection standard to fill the void.

TAKAHASHI had kindly let us have first selection of his harvest and going through 4 ponds full of stunning koi took the rest of the day, and was worth every minute. Takahashi is famous for Showa however he is now producing some striking Doitsu Gosanke and Beni Kumonryu as you will see when we email these before the weekend.

Some days in Japan can be slow and frustrating other go amazingly well, today was fortunately the later. Please enjoy these photos and I’m sorry we cant get all our purchases out today, but it will take another 5-6 hours and its now nearly 11pm here, after starting at 6am we both need a bite to eat and a pint !! NB You can see a sneak preview on facebook now.

Thanks for all your orders yesterday – enjoy the photos

 

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on Monday – 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 – Day 6

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Helen

Konnichi Wa

Today was both the Ojiya and Nagaoka koi shows and after yesterdays heavy rain fortunately it was warm and sunny.

Many of the breeders were attending or judging these shows so we had several pre arranged appointments prior to visiting the show ourselves.

We started in the showa area of Junidira – which was very badly hit in the earthquake a decade ago – everyone has now left the village for the main town and only koi houses remain.

We found some stunning and incredibly rare baby Gin Rin Budo goromo, Doitsu Shiro Utsuri, & Doitsu Showa at SUZUKI, we will not be able to find any more of these varieties until at least Autumn 2019.

We then dropped into NAGESHIMA and selected 5 VHQ Tategoi Showa. If you are looking for high quality small koi – do not miss these!

We will also be adding some Wada tosai and Oofuchi 3 year old koi not sent on earlier Daily koi emails.

Two jumbo Showa were finally purchased from SUDA next after several days of negotiations.

One is a striking finished koi ready for showing the other a super bodied tategoi ready for growing on.

A video of these has been posted on our Facebook page.

MIYAKO KOI FARM was next stop and although the water clarity was poor we found three beautiful Beni Kikokuryu before taking a short walk to TANAKA KAZEHIRO. He is a really nice breeder and we selected some lovely koi again from him this year.

We then visited the Koi show, many amazing koi on display but it was the tategoi champion Kohaku that impressed both Ben and myself the most – this has also been posted on our facebook page today.

We completed our day selecting some very interesting and well priced showa from Igarashi – please view these as they have great potential.
Enjoy your Sunday afternoon relaxing and selecting super koi!! we still have some of our best purchases available from earlier emails, so if you have some spare time take a look back at these.

Thanks for your support and interest during our trip so far.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on Monday – 0208 337 3337


KWG in Japan 2018 Day 5

Posted on by Helen

Konban Wa,

After finally getting a good nights sleep (well 4.5 hours) we continued our tour of the mountains – a further 14 breeders were viewed and harvest information taken during the course of the day.

At this time of year show vats pop up all over the mountains and smaller breeders have spot sales to sell the small quantities of koi they have produced.
We like to view some of these as we can gain important information on both new breeders and what existing suppliers may have. Often such stocks are limited and we can not purchase if the breeder is not a Shinkokai registered member.

Many of the breeders are preparing for a Koi Show this weekend and still busy harvesting mud ponds. One small breeder we stopped at was being assisted in final, very severe selection of his tosai. When I enquired when he was harvesting his nisai (2 year) he advised “Monday, but i only produced 17 koi” a full years production !!

Our customers went “Goshiki crazy” when yesterdays email was sent 2 x gin rin goshiki were requested five times in the first hour! A stunning koromo also had 4 requests in the same time, so we thought we would go and find you some more.

AOKI produces some really amazing koi and is famous for his goshiki and hikari mono. We found some nice nisai here and some really unusual koi include very rare metalic goshiki – Beni ginga and metalic kumonryu – Gin kikokuryu.

We then moved on to SAKAMAKI and had a very successful visit purchasing some very high quality Gosanke varieties and some lovely Gin Rin Goshiki. We also picked up few more koi at KASE to complete the boxes purchased earlier – please see super quality showa on our facebook page.

We ended our day early at Kansuke (very famous kohaku breeder) but the heavens opened, the sky went black and our farm day was over, hence the email is a little earlier than usual.
Enjoy the photos, and sorry again to everyone that was left disappointed yesterday when your chosen koi had already been reserved.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call the Office on Monday – 0208 337 3337


Japan 2018 – Day 4

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Helen

Hi All,

Last night we had an incredibly interesting Diner with Suda san now 80 years old and a breeder since the 60s, he was the original producer of Hirenga. Although not an English speaker we managed a conversation in some detail about several topics including the initial longfin production and the 53cm kohaku that won the Shinkokai show 50 years ago – 50% of the proceeds of its sale to a Japanese hobbiest was used to buy 75 acres of land the farm partially uses today!! What was interesting and fully understandable was his disgust at the current cutting by breeders and that he felt his most enjoyable years were the early pioneering ones which included increasing the growth potential of koi and the eventual sale of a 108cm Hi Utsuri to a USA customer over 30 years ago, I’m sure I remember that koi from my first visit to his farm.

Now onto todays beautiful sunny day in the mountains, we visited twenty Breeders in Yamakoshi, Mushigame and Nagaoka although we purchased from several breeders over the course of the day, we were really finding out harvest information to allow us to plan the next week and ensure we meet all harvests of interest. Igarashi Kazuto, Nageshima, Matsunosuke and Nogami stood out for the absolutely stunning jumbo Gosanke and the guided tour of Odakan by Maruboshi san who’s explanation regarding their All Japan Double Champion Kohaku and its unusual Hi growth was a great conclusion to our day.

Todays email includes some really high quality koi and tategoi up to 75cm, Im sure youll love the quality and many varieties available including several new and rare ones. Thank you again for your orders which should have been confirmed by us now, if not please send again ASAP.

Andrew & Ben

Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily photos & videos from the koi farms To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @ Koiwatergarden@gmail.com A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation To pay over the phone please call Helen in the Office on 0208 337 3337


Japan 2018 – Day 3

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Helen

We woke early to travel to the highest part of the mountains – OOFUCHI KOI FARM, by December this area will be under up to 4 meters of snow! We have been successful finding some great koi here over the last few years and today was particularly good. I will post some videos on FACEBOOK but I’m afraid these photos will follow on a later email as we have been invited out with breeders tonight and haven’t time – sorry, but these koi really are worth the wait – real show quality & tategoi.

WADA KOI FARM was our next stop to complete tosai Asagi and Yamabuki selection, once complete we popped into MURATA before moving on to TAKAHASHI. Where we selected some striking Doitsu, Kujaku and Showa – we will be returning again later in our trip.

We then selected some Nisai & Tosai selection at ISA, the Ki Utsuri were particularly good here but several unusual koi were also picked up.
Our farm visits were completed at SUDA KOI FARM – famous for Hirenga (long fin), showa and Gin Rin Showa, the light had now faded on what had been a glorious sunny day so we will return and select koi from his harvest later this week.

Thank you for all your orders yesterday, it was great to see so many of you appreciated the quality and value of the Hasegawa Kohaku. Enjoy todays photos

Andrew & Ben
Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily videos from the koi farms
To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @
Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation
To pay over the phone please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


KWG iin Japan Day 2

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Helen

Hi All,

I was awake and ready for a full day in the mountains at 4am this morning!! Unfortunately HASEGAWA san is now in his mid 70s and we had agreed an 8 oclock appointment to have the first selection of nisai jumbo kohaku.

We arrived on time but had to wait a while but we had already previewed the koi so new it was worth waiting for. As you will see although still a little flushed and showing a few worm marks from the harvest these KOHAKU have super jumbo bodies and are quite simply – stunning, be quick on these they wont last long.

After a quick coffee with Hasegawa and his wife we moved onto KASE where we met another harvest, KANEZO was our next stop some beautiful nisai Gin Rin Shiro Utsuri and tosai Showa and Ochiba Shigure were selected here. We then stopped at SUZUSEI but unfortunately could not find appropriate koi.

Our final stop was at WADA KOI FARM, Wada san is a young 3rd generation koi farmer although traditionally famous for Asagi he has been producing different varieties in last few years. Last year he created a NEW VARIETY – KIRIN. You could describe its looks as a fully scaled Harewake Matsuba but it really is quite striking.

Wada san bred a 96cm All Japan champion Purachina with a Beni Kujaku and was very successful on the first attempt, which is incredibly rare – usually it can take 3 to 10 years plus to achieved good results when trying to create a new variety. He told us the fry are black like showa as opposed to white like kujaku, that the fukurin reticulation appears well in second year and that the bright yellow improve very quickly once harvested into a concrete pond.

After long negotiation he let us select from the one small pond he has – we selected some of the more finished as-well as the unfinished type so if you want to own one of the very first KIRIN (meaning Giraffe but meant as in the beer – another story!!) in Europe this is your chance, again once gone there wont be any more available until next year at the earliest.

Enjoy the photos

Andrew & Ben
Please follow our FACEBOOK PAGE to see daily photos & videos from the koi farms
To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @
Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% deposit will be required to secure your reservation
To pay over the phone please call Helen in the Office on 0208 337 3337


2018 Day 1

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Helen

Konnichi Wa,

We arrived in Japan at 5am. Once we finally got through a very busy Haneda Airport in Tokyo, headed 2.5 hours north to Nagaoka, Niigata on the Shinkansen.

On arrival we went straight to KASE who we’d heard was returning with a new harvest. Kase has used Dainichi x Sekiguchi parents for several years now and is producing some stunning Showa. We selected Showa and Shiro Utsuri amongst other varieties before moving on.

We then proceeded to IKARASHI, SUDA and HASEGAWA, who had also just completed his final harvests of nisai & sansai. We have purchase Hasegawa kohaku for nearly 30 years, although now well into their 70’s they continue to produce top quality pure bloodline nishikigoi. After making arrangements to return we moved on. We had now been awake for 24 hours and it was only 1pm!!

We like to have a quick tour the first couple of days to touch base with the breeders and find out the harvest schedule for the next couple of weeks, however if we find superb koi a good price we will always buy them.

We dropped in on KAWAKAME, ISA, SAKASUME, MARUHIRO, MARUHIDE & SHINODA before finding some super Hikarimono at MARUSAKA, as always his koi had incredible lustre.

We spent some time selecting here and it was now gone 4pm and the light had brought our day in the mountains to an end. Please enjoy our first purchases.

PS, We apologise to our FACEBOOK followers who have read some of our news already, but recommend you ALL follow our trip on facebook as-well, as this allows us to post some great video footage

Andrew & Ben
To reserve any of these koi please email us in Japan @
Koiwatergarden@gmail.com
A 25% Deposit will be required to secure your reservation;
Please call the Office on 0208 337 3337


Japan Harvest 2018

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Helen

JAPAN AUTUMN KOI HARVEST 2018

We hope that you are keeping well and your Koi have grown well benefiting from the incredibly hot summer we have just experienced.

As you may already know, we are off to Japan for our Autumn Harvest buying trip on the 14th October 2018. We have extended this year’s visit until the 2nd November 2018.

We will be visiting over 50 breeders during our stay, many of which I have personally known for nearly 30 years. These 2 weeks are the first of the harvest and we will be meeting freshly harvested Koi daily, giving us the opportunity to purchase the very best Nishikigoi available.

We will be emailing daily updates as usual, these will feature priced photographs of all our purchases that day. Please reserve any fish of interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Approximately 90% of Koi chosen from last year’s daily email were purchased, only 10% of customers decided to transfer their deposit to an alternative Koi when viewing the fish at our quarantine facility in the Spring.

Please contact us at the above if there are any Koi in particular that you are looking for, whether it’s something unusual or High Quality Go Sanke. Please remember, that although the fish will be arriving in early November, all Koi will be fully quarantined for 5 months over the winter and ready for collection in April 2019 as the weather warms up.

We are now finding WhatsApp the best way to forward video’s and photo’s whilst in the mountains, please advise if you have WhatsApp on your phone.

We look forward to hearing your requirements before our departure.

Andrew & Ben
Koi Water Gardens Ltd


Annual Pond Clean

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Helen

Does your pond require cleaning?

Full Annual pond clean FROM £275.00 + VAT

(Quoted price includes Vat & Equipment hire, Dechlor Filter Start. Price excludes Repots, UV bulb, Blanketweed treatment etc)

Whilst we are cleaning your pond we can carry out the following;

• Remove fish into a temporary aerated & covered holding pond
• Totally drain pond
• Jet wash pond and waterfall removing all algae and debris
• Clean and service pond pump
• Clean and service UV light and change bulb (If not changed in the last 6 months)
• Re-pot and trim all marginal plants and lily’s
• Add appropriate dechlorinator, filter bacterial treatments
• Treat pond for blanketweed (only if required)
• Inspect fish health prior to returning fish

Please email @ koiwatergarden@btconnect.com or call us on 0208-337-3337 so we can provide you with a quotation for your pond and arrange a mutually convenient appointment for us to carry out your pond clean.

Alternatively, if you do not require a full pond clean this year; why not book in a maintenance visit instead? We will then carry out the filter and pump clean and service, UV bulb change, pond vacuum etc. This will be charged at £99.00 + VAT per hour for 2 aquarists. Most visits take around an hour but you can discuss this in more detail at the time of booking your appointment. (If a 1 hour maximum visit is required please request this when booking your appointment. Additional time will be charged on a pro rata basis)

We can also take the opportunity to advise you on heron deterrents, low running cost and maintenance pumps, filter upgrade/ improvements and on-going blanketweed treatments if you desire.

If possible, can you email a picture of your pond to us at koiwatergarden@btconnect.com as this will assist us when providing you with a personal quotation.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Day 12 – Part 1 Japan 2017

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Helen

We have now commenced our return journey back to the UK via Tokyo.

We have purchased far more koi than last year. Looking through the photo books its clear that a lot of superb fish are still available as we would expect. The emails have come thick and fast over the last 11 days and many customers hold back initially and many great koi are missed.

Over the weekend we will continue to send emails of mixed very high quality fish, please take a look these mixed emails will look very impressive.

Please remember that we are here to assist if you are undecided between several koi – Ask our opinion and we will advise you to help make your decision. I strongly recommend you select koi now rather than waiting until quarantine is complete in the spring. The vast majority of customers are more than satisfied with their initial choice and remember, even if you see another koi your prefer in the spring you can just move your deposit without loss. Which is much better than seeing your initial selection and it already being reserved by somebody else!

The next email will contain Sansai to Jumbo koi only (50-85cm – 3-6 year old)

We will continue to confirm all orders but this may take a little longer whilst we are travelling

Have a great weekend

Andrew & Ben


Day 11 – Japan 2017

Posted on by Helen

We left our hotel and travelled directly to Takahashi to meet his harvest. 

We had already purchased koi from him earlier in the trip but could not resist selecting some more of these newly harvested beautiful Beni Kumonryu, Doitsu Kohaku, Doitsu Sanke,  Doitsu Showa and Kujaku.

We then finally got an appointment at Hirashin, who is famous for Brown chagoi, however it was his bright yellow KIN MATSUBA that we had spotted earlier in the week that we were after. We haven’t had this variety in around 10 years. Happy with our selection that also included a lovely Mizuho and Hi Utsuri we moved on.

Dainichi, Hoshikin and Nogami were also visited and the breathtaking size and quality Nishikigoi at these farms is always a joy to see.

This years All Japan Koi Show champion was spotted in one pond at Dainichi. This years entries in another and the £300’000 Kohaku sold last week was also still at the farm. 
Trickle towers had been fitted to the main koi house which is interesting as were currently fitting our own trickle towers to fish houses 1, 2 and the new fish house 6 at our quarantine site

We are returning to Tokyo later and hope you have enjoyed our daily emails. 

We will be sending a few more emails over the next week once we have a chance to view all new koi and see what stunning fish have been missed!!

If you are still looking and not made/can’t make a decision yet, please email details of what koi you are looking for and we will send you the best available koi in that particular variety. 

Its better to reserve now than be disappointed in the spring. Remember if you prefer another koi when viewing at the quarantine in March/April you can simply move your deposit without loss.

Thank you for your orders to date

Andrew & Ben


Day 10 Japan 2017

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Helen

We started our 10th day in the mountains viewing another small Tsuna harvest.

As we have now purchased the majority of our koi we are only looking to cherry pick the best available fish.
At Tsuna we manage to select two stunning deep red Beni Kujaku and a superb National show quality Kin Ki Utsuri along with several other very nice fish.

Our next stop was a Yagenji harvest – wow what a Showa!! Just look at the photo of this amazing koi !

We also purchased some beatiful kikusui and another tategoi showa here.

High Quality kikusui were also purchased at Nagashima, famous for showa and Shiro Utsuri, but now breeding very nice kikusui and kohaku aswell

The rest of the day was spent selecting Tosai at various farms. We calculate we sorted through a total of around 13,000 tosai to select around 400 super baby koi in total. We haven’t got time to process those photos tonight but they will follow tomorrow.

Tomorrow we have a harvest visit to the Koide area to look forward to.

Enjoy the photos and please email us in Japan and copy the office in, to ensure we receive your orders immediately

Andrew & Ben


Day 9 – Japan 2017

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Helen

It is now 11 days since we departed from Heathrow and our buying continues. 

I originally thought we may return to Tokyo and spend the last couple of days site seeing….No chance. I’m writing these notes past midnight in an Izakaiya (japanese style bar/restaurant)  that we’ve converted a corner into our office for the night rather than our cramped hotel rooms.

Today was Marusei day. Owned by the  Hirasawa family – A massive farm of near 400 Mud ponds & lakes possibly over 20 fish houses (nobody actuslly knows the number as they are hidden all over the place!) 

Nisai (2year old) stocks total 300’000 koi. A few years ago I asked if they had any tosai (1 year) kujaku, we jumped into a truck (without doors) and drove up the mountain to a koi house with 35’000 Kujaku! They also have a  huge number of staff totalling 5, yes only 5 all working 100 hours a week!!

We selected some stunning Jumbo koi and nisai here before moving on several hours later.

Suda was completing his last harvest so we met him on his return and selected some nice koi.

The remainder of the day was spent driving around the mountains looking for koi still not found and making arrangement for our last few days.

We finished the day at Marudo Koi Farm who has just who BOTH the Nagaoka and Nogyosai koi shows. This is no mean feat considering that there is around 200 breeders in this area.  

We were privileged to be taken into the champion koi house and seen these amazing koi again. The Nogyosai champion kohaku is 97cm in length.

Thanks for all your orders yesterday, sorry it took longer than usual to confirm. This was due to an early start and late finish on the farms.

Andrew & Ben

 


Day 8 – Japan 2017

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Helen

We had arranged to select Tosai (1 year) at Sakasume early this morning. 

When a price was finally agreed, we set about going through 13 tosai ponds. We selected around 150 High Grade koi of around 6″ in length. Some really unusual and unique koi were amongst these including Doitsu Shiro Utsuri, Showa & Hi Utsuri,  Gin Matsuba, Hageshiro and Tancho. On completion we purchased some great nisai before moving on.

Our next stop was the annual Niigata Breeders Auction. This event involves over 50 of Niigata’s best breeders, who all Auction up to 5 koi each. In recent years the Far Eastern customers have dominated the buying along with several of Japan’s top dealers, today was no exception.

I was surprised that so many single coloured koi reached very high prices. A 80cm Benigoi reached over £20’000-00, whilst a 16″ Gin Rin Ochiba was also sold near to £10’000-00 !! Although we were unable to buy, we still enjoyed viewing the superb koi for sale.

We visited several other breeders in the afternoon and concluded the buying at Yamazaki Koi Farm. We purchased some good Ochiba and single coloured varieties at prices slightly less than the auction!!

By 4.00pm the light is insufficient to buy koi, so we took the opportunity to visit the koi breeders accessories store near Marudo and came away with a large box of nets, jumbo bags & covers that will fill the majority of our extra suitcase.

I’ve posted some of the Auction pictures on our Facebook page – please take a look as its quite interesting

Enjoy todays purchase photos and if you are looking for tosai be quick! Baby koi of this grade are very difficult to find and these will sell very quickly.

Andrew & Ben

 

 


Day 7 Japan 2017

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Helen

A typhoon is currently passing the area so it has been very wet and windy in the mountains today. 

Today our aim was to concentrate on purchasing Shiro Utsuri. For several years, we have purchased the majority of our Shiro Utsuri from Kaneko. Kaneko’s bloodline stretches back for over 50 years. The fish have good body shapes and the sumi comes out really well in UK water, they rarely get secondary red but most importantly they have yuki hada. (Snow white skin) Today was no exception, we successfully purchased many Shiro Utsuri along with some very nice Doitsu Ochiba, Tancho Showa and Kawarimono. 

We continued on our route stopping at various breeders, including Shinoda, Hiroi, Kansuke, Isa and Sakasume before concluding the day at Igarashi Kazuto where we also purchased several koi from this very famous bloodline. 

We returned to see the arrival of a jumbo harvest at Marusei and will be returning in a few days with the intention of  purchasing some of these fish. 

We have now persuaded several breeders to let us select their High Grade Tosai later on in the week and now are confident that we will be able to get some beautiful high grade baby koi in more unusual varieties such as:- Beni Kumonryu, Doitsu Showa, Gin Rin Ochiba, Doitsu Shirt Utsuri and Showa.

Thank you for yours orders. You should have all received confirmation of these by now. Please contact Helen at the shop to pay the appropriate deposits.

Kind Regards,

 

Andrew & Ben 

 


Day 6 Japan 2017

Posted on by Helen

Day 6 Of our trip started at the Nogyosai Koi Show.

In the early days the Grand Champion of this show would nearly always go on to win The All Japan Koi show in Tokyo. This is no longer the case but there were many stunning koi on display.

I was really pleased to bump into Kamihata san for the first time in over 25 years, she is now the owner of Hikari fish food and her family looked after me extremely well when I lived on Kamihata fish farm in 1988. I asked her to pass my regards to her father, and we then left the show.

We proceed to Sakemaki for the first selection of his nisai that we had prearranged yesterday.

As you can see from the photos below many Show class koi were purchased along with some really unique koi and Tategoi (koi with highest potential). Although these koi are higher in price this is also clearly reflected in the quality

Our next purchases were at Choguro – the farm produces simply the Purachina variety better than any other farm in the world. We have some nisai (2 year) and will be returning for tosai later in the trip. If your looking for a purachina – order one of these.

We concluded our day at Ikarashi and selected some lovely bright Yamabuki Ogon, Ai/Budo Goromo and brown type Ochiba Shigure here.

Thanks for all your interest in our visit and daily emails

 

Andrew & Ben

 


Day 5 Japan 2017

Posted on by Helen

The Nogyosai Koi Show started today and due to breeders participation we had arrange only a few appointments.

We started at Sakamaki who was also at the show but agreed to return for us. Sakamaki is always reluctant to let you select through his nisai pond that includes his tategoi but as we have learnt from past experience if you persist you eventually can work him down! Tomorrow morning we will be selecting from this pond.

Kazehiro san was our next port of call, a really nice guy who appreciates your custom and tries to accommodate our requirements.

Our selection included some very good Doitsu Ochiba and we may return later to select some tosai (1 year old).

We then stopped at several koi sales vats set up along the road side and met several breeders like Suzuki & Takanno who are slowing down, and as such have sold several mud ponds to other breedes recently.

On my first visit 30 years ago with Kamihata to buy Parent koi for his farm, I recall Suzuki giving me a Doitsu Showa, he was one of the young generation in those days – and so was I !!!!

Our last call was at Yamazaki where we selected some Hirenga – Long Fin Koi as several good customers have requested these. We managed to get some lovely unusual varieties of Hirenga koi.

We returned to our hotel via the best Ramen (noodle) Bar and then the photo shop.

We will be attending the show first thing and will post some photos on Facebook tomorrow.

Thank you for your orders yesterday.

Andrew & Ben

 


Day 4 Japan 2017

Posted on by Helen

The Koide area that includes Takahashi Koi Farm, Kobayashi, Wada and Murata was our destination first thing this morning.

It is around 45 minutes from our Hotel in Ojiya and we try to make the trip twice to coincide with the breeders Harvests.

We were happy with our purchases and have arranged to return to more harvests over the weekend.

We visited various other breeders including Suda, Hiroi & Takanno before finishing at Aoki.

We viewed some beautiful Goshiki here, which are generally in very short supply this year. After completing todays visit we arranged to meet a harvest in the morning which due to the Nogyosai koi show this weekend, are few and far between.

We intend to finish earlier tomorrow to give us a chance to take in the show and catch up with our photos and paperwork!

We will take some photographs of the show and post on our facebook page over the next couple of days.

Enjoy the weekend

Andrew & Ben

 


Day 3 – Japan 2017

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Helen

A beautiful warm sunny day welcomed us to the mountains this morning.

We made Kase our first call. Kase has been famous for the stunning lustre on his Metallic koi for many years, however a few years ago he switched a large percentage of his production to Showa and Shiro Utsuri. The risk has certainly paid off and although he still produces High quality lustre Hikarimono, the quality he has achieved from his Dainichi x Sekiguchi bloodline cross in such a short time is incredible.


We purchased some beautiful koi with massive potential here, please take your time and enjoy viewing the photos.

A total of twelve other breeders were visited today! Including Aoki (who showed his brand new tategoi house – see photos), Ikarashi, Hiroi Conias, Yagenji & Torazo. We only purchased at our last call Sakai Matsunosuke. We have however made appointments to visit as new harvests arrive later on in our trip.
Sakai Matsunosuke is famous for producing the first Go-Sanke over 1 meter to win the Grand Champion at All Japan Show. We selected 4 Jumbo nisai (2 Year old) Tategoi Kohaku, these koi are around 45cm and have great potential to be not only Jumbo, but also very high quality.
If you have ordered any koi on our day 1 & 2 email, you should have received confirmation from us by now – If you have not then please email us again. 

 

We still have many stunning koi available from these first 2 days, so please take another look incase you missed that special koi the first time!

 

Please remember to view our Koi Water Garden Facebook page as we are posting videos and additional pictures of our trip on a regular basis.

 

Best Wishes

Andrew & Ben

 


Day 2 – Japan 2017

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Helen
We were up at 6.30am for an early appointment to attend the Oofuchi koi farm harvest which is a 30-40 minute drive from the hotel at the highest point in the mountains. As you will see from the photographs our visit was extremely successful. We purchased two stunning Jumbo Kohaku and a show stopping Kindai showa of similar size. Show quality Hikari mono and Budo Goromo were also selected at Oofuchi. Tsuna was our next farm and we took time to photograph our Kin Ki Utsuri that we purchased yesterday. The sumi (black) on this variety quickly turns to a sandy colour when placed in the blue koi bowls, so they generally prove very difficult to photograph. Further visits were made to Oyaji (Gin Matsuba), Kansuke (Kohaku), Suda (Hirenga, showa) and Marusaka before concluding todays tour at Marusei where we quickly said hello to Hirasawa san, who has unbelievable quantities of jumbo koi, I first purchased koi from him in 1994 and have done so on nearly every visit since.

We returned back to our hotel to complete the email a little earlier than last night (12.30 am & without dinner, sorry Ben!) Thank  you for all your orders and apologise to those of you that selected koi that had already sold (one Tosai Hasegawa Kohaku had 6 requests!!) High Quality koi are difficult to find and can sell very quickly, so I recommend that if you like it – reserve it,  we never find all the High Quality koi and varieties we require.

Enjoy the photos

Andrew & Ben


Day 1 – Japan 2017

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Helen

After yesterdays delays today was our first buying day in the Niigata mountains, we arrived at Hasegawa San at 8.00am in glorious sunshine, what a difference a day makes !

After yesterdays Typhoon Lan many local areas are on flood alert. Hasegawa san let us select some stunning Kohaku & Tancho Tosai from his Tategoi ponds.

We have purchased and grown on his Kohaku for 25 years and  they really flourish in our water and become a very deep red. These will most probably be the best Tosai Kohaku that we purchase on this trip so if interested please reserve quickly to avoid disappointment. We then proceeded Tsuna to view his Kin Ki Utsuri harvest. As we were a little early we dropped into Miyatora and Choguro en route.

Tsuna san had harvested some lovely examples of Kin Ki Utsuri which we quickly selected the best 6 and made arrangement to meet him for another harvest tomorrow. (Kin Ki Utsuri photos to follow tomorrow)  We quickly popped into Yamazaki prior to visiting Marusaka – the Hikari specialist. As expected Marusaka san had produced some stunning Doitsu Hariwake, Kikusui and Beni Kikokuryu. We netted the pond of around 400 nisai and purchased some of the best examples including some super Doitsu Hariwake, that from experience we know will develop into a beautiful bright golden colour.

Once we had photographed these koi we successfully negotiated a price on some sansai in these varieties which are always very hard to come by.

We again arranged to meet him on his next harvest as we left. Our last stop was to Maruhide, a Doitsu Gosanke specialist who also works at Isa Koi Farm – one of Japans top Showa bloodlines.

Here we cherry picked only 5 koi including a Tategoi Doitsu Showa that I’m looking forward to watching develop in the UK. The light failed at 4.00pm so we returned to our hotel to work on todays purchases email.

Andrew & Ben


Winter Opening Time Changes 2017

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Helen

WINTER OPENING TIMES

FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2017 UNTIL 28TH FEBRUARY 2018

MORDEN STORE OPENING HOURS:-

MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 4.30PM

SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM

TOLWORTH STORE OPENING HOURS:-

MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 4.00PM

SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM

FROM 1ST MARCH 2018 WE WILL RESUME OUR NORMAL OPENING HOURS AS FOLLOWS:-

MORDEN STORE

MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 5.30PM

SUNDAY – 10.00 – 4.00PM

TOLWORTH STORE

MONDAY – SATURDAY 9.00AM – 5.00PM

SUNDAY – 10.00AM – 4.00PM


Andrew & Ben’s News

Posted on by Helen
Hi,

We eventually arrived in Ojiya, Niigata around 3-30pm – 24 hrs after leaving home this morning. Typhoon Lan had hit Tokyo and played havoc with our travel plans all day, including a 4 1/2hr flight delay. We eventually arrived to a sign advising us that 2 of our bags had been left in London, after completing the paperwork we turned to see them coming out last on the luggage belt !!we then hit the closure off the expressway in Tokyo which left us stranded in a taxi. However we eventually caught the Shinkansen to Nagaoka in the north. On arrival we dashed over to Hasegawa san, although it was now a little dark so we made arrangements to return and select some of his stunning Kohaku early tomorrow, we then had a coffee and a chat with Hasegawa San and his wife before leaving to check in at our usual hotel.

Please look out for our daily blog tomorrow!!!!

Andrew & Ben


Juwel Aquarium Offers – ending soon!

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Helen

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Packing and sending koi on 26th April 2017

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Helen

We’ve been up early this morning packing some of our customers’ koi.


30,000 Gallon Pond Build

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Helen

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Arrival of new koi on 19th April 2017

Posted on by Helen

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Juwel Aquarium Offers – ending on 30/6/17

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Helen

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Don’t delay, NCAA this promotion ends when we close at the end of the day on 30/6/17.


2017 Autumn Harvest trip to Japan

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Helen

We have now booked our 2017 Autumn Harvest trip to Japan.

Andrew & Ben will be heading to the mountains of Niigata on the 22nd October 2017 in search of high class Nishikigoi.

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For those customers hat simply cannot decide what Koi that they want next,


Koi Water Garden Website Update

Posted on by Helen

We are in the process of updating our Japanese Koi section of the website in preparation for our 2017 Autumn Harvest trip to Japan.

We still have a beautiful selection of over 5000 fully quarantined Japanese Koi for sale throughout our two retail stores, New England Patriots Jerseys however these are no longer displayed on our website due to the Japanese koi pages going through a much needed update.

Please phone or email us if there is any fish in particular that you are looking for and we will do our best to source it for you in our current stocks,


2017 Early May Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Helen

EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

DATE: MORDEN STORE TOLWORTH STORE

Saturday 29th April 2017 9.00AM-5.30PM 9.00AM-5.00PM

Sunday 30th April 2017 10.00AM-4.00PM 10.00AM-4.00PM

Monday 1st May 2017 9.00AM-5.30PM 9.00AM-5.00PM

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2017 Easter Opening Hours

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Helen

EASTER OPENING HOURS

DATE: MORDEN STORE TOLWORTH STORE

Friday 14th April 2017 9.00AM-5.30PM 9.00AM-5.00PM

Saturday 15th April 2017 9.00AM-5.30PM 9.00AM-5.00PM

Sunday 16th April 2017 10.00AM-4.00pm CLOSED

Monday 17th April 2017 9.00AM-5.30PM 9.00AM-5.00PM

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New KWG Trickle Towers have arrived

Posted on September 3, 2017 by Helen

New KWG Trickle towers have arrived as of last Friday

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ALL KOI ARE NOW ON OUR WEBSITE

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Helen

All koi have now been uploaded onto our website – please have a look and if there is anything of interest please call 0208 337 3337 to discuss.

 

 


Day 8 Japan 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Helen

We started a little later to give us a chance to catch up with our email enquiries, orders and photo labelling. nike air max bw homme I now have several hundred photographs in 3 large albums. Maglie Phoenix Suns Its great to see them together and whats immediately apparent as i flicked through them is what an amazing selection of koi we have now purchased and that some of the best and most stunning koi remain unsold. air max pas cher I recommend you go through our previous emails or view on facebook as I’m sure you may have missed that special koi your looking for.


Our first farm today was Ikarashi Ozumi famous for Yamabuki Ogon and creating the Beni Kikokuryu. Nike Air Foamposite Ikarashi breeds a wide range of varieties and the current young shacho (owner) is now really improving the koi. We purchased a stunning show class Goshiki along with some very nice quality brown Ochiba , Goromo, Goshiki and his super Yamabuki. We also at last were able to pick up a KI GIRO (yellow and white Kohaku) this new variety was produced by the Government and the fry distributed to a few breeders two years ago. Julio Jones Alabama Football Jerseys This is only the third one we have ever found.


We then returned to Kase to view some newly harvested Shiro Utsuri, Showa, Doitsu Showa and Ochiba. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 We picked some good pattern Shiro Utsuri with excellent skin quality, and at last found some Doitsu Showa although the sumi is not finished I know from previous experience this will do so after a short while in the UK. nike air max 90 hombre After veiwing our previous purchases we said our goodbyes and moved onto our next appointment.


Marusei is the largest producer of koi in Japan, with nearly 300 mud ponds and lakes he has stocks of over 300’000 koi over 30 cm !!! With only a few staff, Yoshiyuki’s work load is rarely less than 16-18 hrs a day. AIR MAX 2016

It’s a convenient place to buy koi and we selected some very good koi from various ponds for several hours.


Day 7 Japan 2016

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Helen

We started the day viewing the new harvest at Yagenji koi farm, Saint Louis Billikens Jerseys which as ever looks stunning in the pristine fish house. Jordan Jumpman We successfully purchased some beautiful Showa, Charlotte Hornets

a very rare Aka Bekko and some very high class Kikusui that will be used as KWG Oyagoi.

We then proceeded to a small breeder called Aoki Masaki who breeds various varieties including Kuro Goshiki, nike air huarache femme pas cher Asagi and Aka Matsuba. Womens Air Jordan 5 His Kuro Goshiki have a deep red which contrasts from the dark grey skin. fjallraven kanken baratas However, Chuck Posite at 2 years old the Goshiki have a much lighter skin which soon darkens in the UK’s hard water.

After visting various breeders after this, we ended the day at Maruhiro. Air Max 2016 Mujer He recently won grand champion at the local show in the area. Colorado State Rams Jerseys Here we picked up various mixed koi including orenji ogon, Air Jordan 4 For Kids hi utsuri & Kwarimono.

Don’t forget to ‘Like” our Facebook page (Koi Water Garden) for videos and updates during our trip.


Day 6 Japan 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Helen

Our aim today was Takahashi koi farm in the Koide area.

Takahashi san is known for showa and in recent years beni kumonryu, doitsu kohaku & sanke.

I have purchased his koi for 15 years as they do very well in our UK water and are a favourite of many of our customers.

On arrival Takahashi san was bringing in a nisai harvest and it was immediately apparent that many of the showa were more finished than usual. mochilas fjallraven kanken oferta I discussed this with takahashi and he was very surprised himself. Air Jordans For Kids The koi had been in a different mud pond to previous years and we both concluded the water chemistry is obviously slightly different. Bo Wallace – Ole Miss Rebels We noticed that the beni kunonryu and doitsu kohaku were particularly good this year. Air Jordan 9 Takahashi is always difficult to get prices out of, and he calls us “dangerous” he says we always take the best koi!

We netted our selection and although the koi were very good he was reasonable with the price and intelligent enough to realise with the pound down 35% we needed some help!! He did however say “poundo – this year only” when finally accepting our offer. Adidas Schoenen Verkoop Its nearly an hours return journey we stopped at Marusei to select some jumbo koi off Yoshiyuki san. Dallas Mavericks We purchased a few really high quality koi from the large ponds. Maglie Los Angeles Clippers These prices were reasonable considering the very high quality.

Purchasing large koi is always time consuming to negotiate price etc so as we left the light was already starting to go so we decided to return to our hotel and get on with the email. Tennis Nike France Thank you for all your orders yesterday.


Day 5 Japan

Posted on September 25, 2016 by Helen

We left our hotel in bright sunshine as we had made arrangements yesterday afternoon to view Marusaka (Hikarimono koi) latest harvest, sac a dos kanken unfortunately the ponds had turned cloudy when the new koi were added making it impossible to select our koi. fjällräven kånken Barn On our return this morning the ponds were better but not good enough to select from. Seton Hall Pirates Jerseys Marusaka agreed to fully net all 3 stock ponds so we could select. AIR PEGASUS 92-16 We purchase around 1 in 50 koi shown so as you will see from the photographs we have some excellent Doitsu Hikarimono.


It took some time to go through the pond and was raining when we left. Chaussure Adidas We moved onto chogoro – the worlds bestpurachina breeder! . Nike Air Max 2017 blanche Homme We only buy purachina from Chogoro san as experience has taught us that when you compare the purachina side by side chogoro koi are totally superior.
After we finished the purachina we moved onto his larger koi ponds and found a show class kujaku and two lovely Goshiki.


Day 4 Japan 2016

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Helen

A beautiful sunny morning greeted us in Niigata. Womens Air Jordan 5 We set off at 7.45am to Tsuna – an older breeder and very much a farmer! However his koi continue to improve. We purchased some very good nisai Doitsu Sanke, Beni Kujaku and Kin Ki Utsuri before moving on to the sansai. asics femme pas cher Have a good look at the Tsuna koi as they really are excellent.


Next up to the highest dealer in the mountains – Oofuchi. adidas chaussures homme He has many varieties and produces some super koi, unusually he will not sell nisai until the spring as they are not yet fully coloured up. ray ban pas cher We purchased several sansai of various varieties before moving on.
We then went to see a new harvest at Matsunosuke,
(Sanke), the skin was very poor, which can occur when koi are harvested however we were not happy to purchase at this stage. Aaron Rodgers Packers Jerseys So drove onto Yamazaki koi farm.


Yamazaki san can be a “funny character” – today we got him on a good day and he agreed to let us sort through 5000 10-15cm tategoi of mixed varieties. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Donna

If your looking for very high grade baby ochiba, gin rin ochiba, goshiki, hi utsuri, doitsu purachina, hikari mono or Karashigoi look carefully at todays photos – we pictured the best so they can be selected now.
We then went to one of the few breeders to win the All Japan koi show – Kansuke. Kansuke is a kohaku specialist. Chaussures Asics Femme Such bloodline koi are very expensive however we managed to eventually negotiate the purchase of 2 excellent sansai jumbo female Kohaku. nike free run 3.0 v4 damskie See our FACEBOOK page for video.
We ended the day by popping into sakasume who would not sell any of the baby Ki Giro – new yellow and white kohaku variety.


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