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Gene
07-19-2007, 07:19 PM
You'll notice that those photos were taken by Martin de Jong. I didn't even bother to take my camera with Martin along. :no:

Brian Drake
07-24-2007, 11:33 AM
80 more days and some of the mudponds will be looking like this....Oct. 12 give or take a week.:yes:

Brian Drake
08-10-2007, 05:29 PM
Here's some more....

Sadia
08-10-2007, 06:49 PM
Ahhhhh you must feel like a kid in a candy factory :yes:

Brian Drake
08-10-2007, 07:12 PM
I honestly do every time I go...

jbt114
08-12-2007, 12:51 AM
I enjoyed the thread... Thank You.

Chris

Brian Drake
08-12-2007, 11:43 AM
More photos will be coming and will continue with our trips during the fall harvest in Japan.

ageraldi
08-22-2007, 05:53 PM
Seeing all these pictures makes me want more, bigger, better fish!

Brian Drake
08-22-2007, 06:25 PM
Nothing better than seeing a beautiful pond full of huge female koi..breath-taking. Over the last 15 years I have been lucky to visit many of the great breeders of Japan...Momotaro, Omosako, Dainichi, Izumiya, Isa, Matsunoske, Hoshikin...to just name a few (and there are many more...) have this picture you are talking about.

ageraldi
08-22-2007, 06:33 PM
Its very cool to see the photos. I am hoping to get to see some of these places in my lifetime. I would love to do a harvest.

Brian Drake
08-22-2007, 06:36 PM
Save and budget for a trip and go with one of the dealers here on Koiphen...we take people to Japan and I know Gene does also at Koi Village.
Go with dealers that have gone before and have the experience to help you and make your trip a great one.

ageraldi
08-22-2007, 06:47 PM
Budget: $8000 for trip to Japan, $25,000 for fish, $72,000 for new bigger better pond..........Telling my wife I need to take out a loan for $105,000 for my habit.......Priceless for everything else there's KoiPhen!

Brian Drake
08-22-2007, 06:49 PM
I think u might be off a dollar or two.

ageraldi
08-22-2007, 06:52 PM
Ballpark. What are we talking about here for that kind of a trip?

pskorf
08-22-2007, 06:56 PM
Ballpark. What are we talking about here for that kind of a trip?

just remember you are taking me also.

Brian Drake
08-27-2007, 06:06 PM
A few more...

Susan Day
08-27-2007, 08:36 PM
Beautiful!

NaturesCall
08-27-2007, 09:51 PM
Something amazing about those Kigoi's. They say no pond is complete with our one. I love the red eyes and how the sun reflects off of them. Nice selection Brian. :)

ageraldi
08-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Great pics!!!!!!!!!! I have my wife covinced to go to japan. Only question now is when?

Brian Drake
08-27-2007, 10:49 PM
When the "time " is right. :yes:

Brian Drake
08-28-2007, 03:13 PM
A few more...

Susan Day
09-15-2007, 12:45 AM
I love the koi in that first tub, especially the one on the left. Keep 'em coming!
:cheer:

cootkoi
09-30-2007, 10:19 AM
hi... how much for the ugly ones in the first photo on this page .. i can come by and put them out to there missery..... for you !!!! no i can not spell... some day.. i will have ONE fish like them......

vickoi
09-30-2007, 12:50 PM
Very nice must have been a fun trip.

Dave
10-05-2007, 08:41 AM
Oh my goodness,
Look at the quality of those,

I am drooling, theres a puddle on my desk.

My Number two wish (After a 200K Liter Pond that is) Is to go shopping for koi in Japan. Oh, . . about a 6 week trip should do it!!!!!
:-) :-) :-)

Brian Drake
10-05-2007, 11:03 AM
:clap: Plan on it when you are ready. Pond first!

farne230
10-05-2007, 01:44 PM
I have to have one and the harvest is just begun. I liked the design of the pond in the photo with a channel for koi to swim and island shade.
Bob

Brian Drake
10-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Just got back from Niigata this morning. Will be posting later.

Luck
10-18-2007, 02:26 PM
:cool: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :clap: :D:

SouthernStarr
10-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Just got back from Niigata this morning. Will be posting later.

Look forward to seeing pics Brian:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Limpet
10-18-2007, 03:13 PM
cool, hope you took a lot of pictures.

Brian Drake
10-19-2007, 06:29 PM
Here are a few keepers...Isa Kohakus...expensive....Katsumi Metallic Ochibas, nice Goshiki, a different Midorigoi-Asagi, and Yamabuki and Platinum longfins from Yamasaki. More in a few.

Lori Jo
10-19-2007, 06:46 PM
Welcome back Brian! I am looking forward to hearing all about your trip!

Lori Jo

PrettyBoy
10-19-2007, 07:03 PM
glad you are home Brian, amazing fish so far!

Limpet
10-19-2007, 07:06 PM
That Goshiki is a beauty.....

Brian Drake
10-20-2007, 07:57 PM
some more...

Just Jessie
10-20-2007, 08:06 PM
Wow ,the white on those last ones sure pops out at you.

Brian Drake
10-21-2007, 06:33 PM
Also, take a look at Igarashi Koi in Japan on the main forum.