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Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 04:43 PM
I am thinking of starting a post that displays daily a fresh image of koi from Japan.

Total fun and entertainment. In our archives we have thousands of images from Japan as I am sure other dealers have also...I will try to man this post and keep it going daily...but feel free to add a photo and share information...Gene, Matt and any other dealers, hobbyists feel free to put one up..Thanks for sharing everyone.

First photo is: three-year-old Yamabuki Ogons from Izumiya Koi farm. IMHO best Yamabuki Ogons made period. I will show you what they look like as two-year-olds...in the third year I recall they change into the darker yellow.

Boastrike
03-07-2007, 04:49 PM
Curious Brian, What would a two year old girl like that run? Ballpark is fine. I'm sure I will never be w/o a yamabuki! Beautiful fish. I like your daily inspiration idea! Boa

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks...Depends how they were bought. If a dealer bought 100 of these then they might be Relatively inexpensive but not cheap... Depends on the quality and the rating of 100. If you wanted the top one..expensive..bottom one reasonable.

vipldy
03-07-2007, 05:01 PM
Beautiful Brian:cool: More!!!!!

Marie:D:

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 05:13 PM
Marie: Only one a day from me...like the vitamin...only one a day unless other folks wish to "supplement" our daily ration of the daily dose...:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: I did say othe dealers and hobbyists could add photos here...more will come.:yes:

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 05:14 PM
Marie: Only one a day from me...like the vitamin...only one a day unless other folks wish to "supplement" our daily ration of the daily dose...:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: I did say other dealers and hobbyists could add photos here...more will come.:yes:

vipldy
03-07-2007, 05:31 PM
Marie: Only one a day from me...like the vitamin...only one a day unless other folks wish to "supplement" our daily ration of the daily dose...:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: I did say othe dealers and hobbyists could add photos here...more will come.:yes:


Did you buy any Yama's?

Marie:D:

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 05:36 PM
Not on my last trip..but coming next shipment. I have our own domestic Yamabukis from Izumiya parents. 5-10".

KoiValley
03-07-2007, 05:42 PM
Not on my last trip..but coming next shipment. I have our own domestic Yamabukis from Izumiya parents. 5-10".

Only 10"? Female?:yes:

stephen
03-07-2007, 05:44 PM
Can I play too:yahoo:

October 2004

KoiValley
03-07-2007, 05:56 PM
Can I play too:yahoo:

October 2004

I know that place! It's your back lot right?:D:

Boastrike
03-07-2007, 06:04 PM
10" girls sound nice Brian! That is a beautiful shot Stephen..serene... Boa:yes:

Sugarloafkoi
03-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Hasagawa

Matt

Limpet
03-07-2007, 06:39 PM
Matt, "Holly Crap Batman" thems a lot of fish.

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 06:49 PM
Beautiful...scenic...it makes one want to go back as soon as possible...:yes:

SouthernStarr
03-07-2007, 06:54 PM
Great idea for a thread Brian! I will probably never get there - but do love seeing the pics:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: Hope more will add their pics here:yes:

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 06:55 PM
Here is what two-year-olds can look like at Izumiyas and the darker version is what most become as three-year-olds. Third photo is of the man...Mano Senichi of Izumiya Koi Farm. I also believe Mano-san is coming to the USA soon..I saw that somewhere???

Luck
03-07-2007, 06:59 PM
:cool: Wow big difference! This thread is going places!:clap:

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 07:00 PM
Thanks Matt! Great looking koi...

steveamy
03-07-2007, 07:18 PM
Hasagawa

See that little 3 step right there. No the one just to the right of that one. Yeah. I'm interested in that one:eek1::D:.

That IS a lot of fish.

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 07:33 PM
Izumiya has many monster size koi...

Luck
03-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Just one a day huh! Keep em comin!

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Dustin...u caught me..I lied...:yes: How bout for illustrating the one one photo...would u buy that?:no:

cindy
03-07-2007, 08:44 PM
some of mine http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14717&highlight=Japan

Brian Drake
03-07-2007, 09:15 PM
Cindy...awesome...you made me hungry now for Japanese food plus Mary with da pears...You/we got to go back!!!!

cindy
03-07-2007, 09:58 PM
Brian, you bet!

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 03:33 PM
Here is another photo for day two of this:

Some Marusei Chagoi and other koi...the big ones.

Limpet
03-08-2007, 06:18 PM
Nice, "drulling on the keyboard..."

vipldy
03-08-2007, 06:24 PM
Beautiful Brian:clap:

Marie:D:

Charles Pearson
03-08-2007, 06:26 PM
Here is another photo for day two of this:

Some Marusei Chagoi and other koi...the big ones.

I really NEED one of those cream colored Chagoi! But I'm now over stocked, Wait, Maybe I can find a LUMP on one of my remaining fish!

Just in case anyone missed it, here's a recent image from Sakai.

sleipner
03-08-2007, 06:36 PM
nice hog.........

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 07:06 PM
Love that Kohaku Charles!!! Please send it to me!

vipldy
03-08-2007, 07:31 PM
Love that Kohaku Charles!!! Please send it to me!

No you can't her:no: I want her:yes: :D:

Marie:D:

KoiValley
03-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Here's a daily dose for everyone:

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 09:47 PM
Great stuff Karl!!!! First photo is your QT set-up? Right?:clap:

Ronin-Koi
03-08-2007, 10:36 PM
I really like that perfect lightning pattern on the kohaku Karl posted in his photo #3... Wow. Very cool to have such a distinct looking koi.

- Wayne, likes koi that immediately jump out as special.

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 10:37 PM
Wayne I agree...let's see if Karl can send that Kohaku to you or me.

SouthernStarr
03-08-2007, 10:51 PM
Keep the pics coming:clap: :clap: :clap:

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 10:55 PM
One a day at least from me.:yahoo: But everyone can add a photo...:yes:

KoiValley
03-08-2007, 10:56 PM
Great stuff Karl!!!! First photo is your QT set-up? Right?:clap:

Well.......not exactly.:eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

Here's a few more-double-dip Thursday:

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 11:04 PM
Kase..right?

KoiValley
03-08-2007, 11:23 PM
Kase..right?

Yep.

Brian Drake
03-08-2007, 11:31 PM
Karl: He has such beautiful koi....when I was there he hardly had anything like your photos...he did have a $60K Showa...remember the story...he was found to be talking to the judges at a local koi showm featuring this koi and others and he made it very clear to the judges that he didn't think it should be GC...so the judges awarded the Showa 2nd place...I found the reason to be Kase didn't want to have to buy dinner for all of the breeders at the show which comes with winning th GC at that particular show....when I was there he had just called us to come over and see the new Kumonryu he had seined from the mudpond by his house like in your pictures, This is the second spawn
of Kumonryu for Kase and they looked great coming out of the mudpond.

koiboyrob
03-09-2007, 04:22 AM
I love the pics. The Japanese have the greatest colors. Sometimes i think they must paint them. by the way where can i get one of those cool little white trucks in the earlier pictures? they are pretty cool./

Charles Pearson
03-09-2007, 08:49 AM
I thought those first few photographs where of Apple Valley Till I say the fish!

KoiValley
03-09-2007, 01:38 PM
I thought those first few photographs where of Apple Valley Till I say the fish!

They could've easily been from central to northern Minnesota except for the earthquake repairs. Beautiful area.

Here's some more:

Luck
03-09-2007, 01:42 PM
Wowsers!!!!!!!:clap: :cool: those are very nice!!!

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks Karl...don't you feel looking at photos of Japan that you took that you mentally could go back where you took that photo for a few minutes from your computer desk? :yes:

KoiValley
03-09-2007, 01:57 PM
Thanks Karl...don't you feel looking at photos of Japan that you took that you mentally could go back where you took that photo for a few minutes from your computer desk? :yes:

Yes. It's interesting. I can look at a fish photo that I took and I remember where it was and who the breeder is....except for the Shiro. I was just along for the ride on that trip so I didn't get the name of the breeder.

dick benbow
03-09-2007, 01:59 PM
Brian, was curious if you had ever seen Ogata's yamabuki's?

dick benbow
03-09-2007, 02:04 PM
Karl,
I noticed in the koromo photo that it was abou as finished and ready to go to a show as any I've seen. Also in the following photo I noticed the only real koi
was blue and only the tail portion was displayed, someone must have distracted you as you were center the shot <grin> LOL ( i've got the blues....)

KoiValley
03-09-2007, 02:30 PM
Karl,
I noticed in the koromo photo that it was abou as finished and ready to go to a show as any I've seen. Also in the following photo I noticed the only real koi
was blue and only the tail portion was displayed, someone must have distracted you as you were center the shot <grin> LOL ( i've got the blues....)

Asagi. We ended up with a far better Asagi from Otsuka.

I'll post the picture in a minute.

KoiValley
03-09-2007, 02:32 PM
Here she is:

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Dick: Yes...a few years ago before the devastating typoons and the earthquakes...we were at Ogatas...I will post later some photos here. Mr. Ogata, is a very gracious, humble person with incredible hospitality, family and great koi. He took us to his 7 million gallon (or more) secret mud pond...I have posted that before here..but sounds like we need a new updated version...yes on Yamabukis. He buys them from the Niigata area. He used to work for the Izumiya koi farm..hint-hint.:yes: I'm not so sure he is breeding them.

KoiValley
03-09-2007, 05:15 PM
Continuing with Marusei....

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 05:57 PM
And here's Ogata Koi farm and one of Mr. Ogata's secret mudponds.:yes:

The last photo is of Mr. Tom Lai of Champion Nishikigoi, a most gracious host, person and runs one of the best koi businesses in the country. IMHO.:yes:

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 07:31 PM
Check the new additions to this thread folks!!!:clap:

lilhelper
03-09-2007, 07:51 PM
Tancho Ochiba shigure!!!!!!

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 08:26 PM
Yep...good stuff.

carrie
03-09-2007, 08:36 PM
Check the new additions to this thread folks!!!:clap:

GREAT pics!!!!:cool:
Thanks guys!!:clap:

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 08:46 PM
Thanks Carrie!!!

Sugarloafkoi
03-09-2007, 08:58 PM
Some Japan pics
Shintaro #2 mudpond
Shintaro winning Grand Champion in Yamakoshi show
The Breeders Auction
Tosai Shusui
Hirasawa Shintaro's Bull (not Yamakoshi Shintaro no relation)

Matt

SouthernStarr
03-09-2007, 09:11 PM
Fantastic pics everyone! Thanks for sharing them:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Brian Drake
03-09-2007, 09:19 PM
Matt: Thanks for your photos...great to see them! :yes:

sweetpea
03-09-2007, 09:30 PM
:clap: :cheer: :yahoo:
Super thread, Brian!!:yahoo: :yahoo:

Brian Drake
03-10-2007, 12:26 AM
More to come tomorrow.:clap:

DebbieKSW
03-10-2007, 06:11 AM
Thank you,I really enjoyed these.
Debbie

Charles Pearson
03-10-2007, 11:10 AM
Fish. Please note that while in Japan if you don't care to waste an entire night sleeping you can rent a hotel by the hour. Also provided with roomate for additional fee.

sweetpea
03-10-2007, 11:32 AM
:To funny: :faint:

Brian Drake
03-10-2007, 12:00 PM
Thanks Charles...

luke-gr
03-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Man, those doistus are stunning!
I want one of the little trucks really bad. There is one for sale up the road from me, a 4wd Suzuki.

Brian Drake
03-10-2007, 01:18 PM
Luke: Buy it!!! Reminds me of the time (12 years ago) when we were seining a pond for Igarashi..packed 6 of us in one of these trucks flying through the mountains in Niigata...I'm shooting photos, hanging onto my baseball cap and recording the conversations going on...hysterically funny...we get there and we all felt like we just came out of a wind tunnel...pooped. Went down and seined a huge mudpond (acres) and one of the dealers at the time got to go into this mudpond..he gets ready to put his hands on this huge koi gets it and proceeds to throw the koi over his shoulder back into the netted seine area.
People on shore were cracking up...a new way of catching a koi?
He took it all in good fun...the next day and the next pond Mr. Mano of Dainichi made sure no more catching...just look. That year many huge expensive koi had alot of aeromonas on them. So I asked what would happen to these koi that are very sick...we'll use them as breeders. At that same mudopond seining I met Joel Zuritsky of Quality Koi and we had a great time talking and he mentioned what his dream was.

I still remember that day as if I was still there.:yes:

Brian Drake
03-10-2007, 04:14 PM
Here's some more photos from Japan's finest...

pskorf
03-10-2007, 08:17 PM
i am just suprised that some of them mudponds do not leach or even just bust out the side on them hills.

Brian Drake
03-10-2007, 09:21 PM
In the earthquake some did I believe Paul!

sweetpea
03-10-2007, 09:33 PM
In the earthquake some did I believe Paul!

Shoot, I can't remember who posted pics.:no:
It was so sad, the whole sides of ponds gone.
I'll see if I can find the post.

sweetpea
03-10-2007, 09:45 PM
http://www.madaboutkoi.com/yamakoshi/yamakoshi_pics.html

Here's a link for a few pics. Most
of the other links that are here were
from news links. They are no longer
good.:no:

Dillon
03-10-2007, 09:46 PM
I bet that will fit! ;) lol


Man, those doistus are stunning!
I want one of the little trucks really bad. There is one for sale up the road from me, a 4wd Suzuki.

Brian Drake
03-11-2007, 07:48 PM
Here are some photos of the Ojiya Koi Musuem..a must to see when you go to Japan.

vipldy
03-11-2007, 07:51 PM
Beaitiful there:yes:

Marie:D:

Brian Drake
03-11-2007, 07:52 PM
We all should go???

SouthernStarr
03-11-2007, 07:59 PM
I was waiting for my daily dose! Thanks Brian:clap: :clap: That waterfall is something else:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Ronin-Koi
03-11-2007, 08:52 PM
The ponds and landscape in Japan are very inspiring... it would be great to visit some day.

- Wayne, isn't sure if he would enjoy the very Looong trip though.

Charles Pearson
03-11-2007, 08:58 PM
Here are some photos of the Ojiya Koi Musuem..a must to see when you go to Japan.

Just a couple more to go with yours!

Charles Pearson
03-11-2007, 09:06 PM
Fun stuff!

This is the Adoption board at the Koi Center. You pay a fee, ($100. to 500.) and then they take care of your koi for 3 years. Then you can take it if you want it after that time. Koi. Koi. And a wood pile near by!!

Brian Drake
03-11-2007, 09:36 PM
Great stuff CP!

pskorf
03-11-2007, 11:21 PM
In the earthquake some did I believe Paul!

i saw some of the pictures of the ponds that disappeared but would think on a normal day it could just leacch water or even have a spot give way.
i would not want to live down hill just in case.

Charles Pearson
03-11-2007, 11:35 PM
:construct:

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 12:22 AM
Isa's?

koiboyrob
03-12-2007, 02:49 AM
Wow those pictures are great. I am getting spring/koi fever so bad. I cant wait to get out there in the pond and swim with the fish. Keep those pictures coming they are great.

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 07:31 AM
Thank you...I'm sure we will post more photos...as long as people here want them?

SouthernStarr
03-12-2007, 09:31 AM
It's a new day! More pics please:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 10:44 AM
I'm still sleeping but i'll see what I or someone else can do...

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 02:25 PM
Here's more...Budo are from Takano. Shiros are from Seiki. Pond photo is from Masaki. Red Kujaku and Hariwake is from Yamazaki. Last photo is from Iwa****a.

six6guy
03-12-2007, 02:49 PM
Keep them commming Brian. I love them.

Brad

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 02:58 PM
Thanks Brad!

Limpet
03-12-2007, 09:25 PM
Great thread Brian, I look for it each day..

Michael Cox
03-12-2007, 10:03 PM
I want to play too....

Brian Drake
03-12-2007, 11:12 PM
Absolutely great stuff...is this fun or what?

pskorf
03-12-2007, 11:38 PM
Thank you...I'm sure we will post more photos...as long as people here want them?

i will give you 2 choices Brain ,keep posting pictures because we are all sitting back and waiting or take us all with you next time free of charge OR at least just me.Your choice:rolleyes:
bet you pick choice one ,so keep them coming:clap:

Brian Drake
03-13-2007, 12:26 AM
I have mentioned organizing a trip to Japan with Koiphen folks...maybe a free trip in the future?

Brian Drake
03-13-2007, 06:18 PM
Here's some more folks...breeder's name is Kaneko...Shiro Utsuri and Kujaku and goldfish also...

Michael Cox
03-13-2007, 06:23 PM
Here's more...Budo are from Takano. Shiros are from Seiki. Pond photo is from Masaki. Red Kujaku and Hariwake is from Yamazaki. Last photo is from Iwa****a.

Brian, Post# 94 That Budo on the far left facing 6:00 is fantastic, with the exception of the window in it :yuck:.

Could you tell me would that be considered a good Budo or middle of the road and so on.

Thanks

Brian Drake
03-13-2007, 07:14 PM
If I remember right all of those koi were purchased as a one unit price. Looked at every koi that size and the other dealer I believe bought them all while I was filming this. All of these koi are very good...look for the same things you look for in Kohaku...white skin and Kohaku pattern or this case Buddo Goromo...they also had Sumi Goromo which is the blacker verson and Aigoromo and Goshiki all in the same pond because that is what this breeder breeds when he isn't driving a taxicab. :clap:

pskorf
03-13-2007, 07:34 PM
i am amazed to see so many photos of a lighted cigarette people have over the pond.ashes hanging ready to fall and all.

Brian Drake
03-13-2007, 07:36 PM
They honestly don't care or they are so busy doing what they are doing to think to put it down or toss it.

Michael Cox
03-13-2007, 10:48 PM
Here are some more.....

Charles Pearson
03-13-2007, 10:58 PM
Fish!

Brian Drake
03-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Chuck: Any more photos of the fish market????...after 13 years I still haven't made time for the market....next time for sure.:yes:

Charles Pearson
03-13-2007, 11:29 PM
:d:

Charles Pearson
03-13-2007, 11:31 PM
:chefs.plate:

Brian Drake
03-14-2007, 12:30 AM
Thanks CP...some X-file stuff mixed in with dinner?

Brian Drake
03-14-2007, 04:39 PM
A few more folks: Breeder is the great Igarashi Kazuto...and the last photo is one of his high prized koi.:yes:

Brian Drake
03-15-2007, 10:38 AM
Bump

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 02:23 AM
Do the double bump???

Rita in Il
03-17-2007, 02:46 AM
Thanks to all for the wonderful pics....really enjoyed them! :clap:

KoiValley
03-17-2007, 05:05 AM
A few from the Nagaoka show 2006:

pskorf
03-17-2007, 10:04 AM
Do the double bump???

here is my photos taken from japan.hope you enjoy.



































so when were you taking me to carry your bags.:bow:

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 11:29 AM
:d: Thanks Karl...a real good show..a fun one to go to.:yes:

Noahsnana
03-17-2007, 11:35 AM
I love this thread... keep them coming

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 11:50 AM
We will...have to bump sometimes...to get folks to see..maybe time for a STICKY?????????

Boastrike
03-17-2007, 12:10 PM
Amazing pics Karl! I'll take 8 please!!! :) Can I get them to go?

PrettyBoy
03-17-2007, 12:16 PM
amazing pics everyone, cant wait til I get water in this pond and start buying some koi... Brian are you still in Japan or did you not leave yet?

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 03:54 PM
Back Home!

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 04:11 PM
First of all thanks for the Sticky Koiphen folks!!! Here is one of favorite Japan photos...it makes be laugh everytime plus I get this taste for chicken and I don't know why?:cheer: :yahoo:

bigtylor
03-17-2007, 05:12 PM
Wow, Just went through this whole thread. GREAT pics everyone!! I didn't realize there were so many different kinds of koi.

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Becky...you ain't seen nothing yet...more to come everyday!

SouthernStarr
03-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Brian - the pic of the colonel cracks me up:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

carrie
03-17-2007, 06:21 PM
I love the pic of the babies....:clap: :yahoo:
Theres a clip in a Koifixx issue at Keiren koi with a bunch of little guys with thier mouths open...it cracks me up everytime I see it!:yes:

Leekinneykoi
03-17-2007, 06:28 PM
Brian what are the white veggies, look like giant white radishes?

Brian Drake
03-17-2007, 06:31 PM
Lee: I think this is called Dicon..raddishes...I believe.

KoiValley
03-18-2007, 08:19 AM
Gin Rin Kage Hi Utsuri:

luke-gr
03-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Gorgreous, Karl!

Limpet
03-18-2007, 03:29 PM
Brian (and the rest), thanks I really like this thread...

carrie
03-18-2007, 03:30 PM
Brian (and the rest), thanks I really like this thread...

Me too Rick!:yes: It`s great.....:D:

Brian Drake
03-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Thanks all for the continued input..as long as you wish we will post photos from Japan...!!!

Brian Drake
03-21-2007, 06:14 PM
Here are a few koi that we bowled, photographed and sent out to many hobbyists here in the USA...

Brian Drake
03-22-2007, 02:20 AM
Any comments????

Headache
03-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Yes , Who is the Breeder of # 6 & 7 , Sanke ? Momotaro ?

PrettyBoy
03-22-2007, 11:09 AM
Any comments????

Amazing fish brian... cant wait to put my order in:yes:

Brian Drake
03-22-2007, 01:09 PM
Headache..I went through all of my notes 6 & 7 were from Igarashi Kazuto...very, very, very expensive. Note: he has also opened up a new koi retail business on one of the main roads in Niigata. :clap:

Headache
03-22-2007, 09:46 PM
Brian , How about the Showa (Last photo) ? Breeder ?

Never been to Japan , So Thank's for the Tour !!!

Brian Drake
03-23-2007, 03:01 PM
I believe the answer to your question Headache about the Showa breeder is ISA. :yes:

Jeff Speck
03-23-2007, 10:30 PM
Is the doitsu yamato from Kase, Brian? She's gorgeous.

Sugarloafkoi
03-24-2007, 01:34 AM
One of my favorite pics from Japan. Shintaro's kids Kosuke and Kensuke.
A japanese snowman.

Matt

Noahsnana
03-24-2007, 01:50 AM
Cool pic Matt looks like a pokemon

koiboyrob
03-24-2007, 11:49 AM
The fish look great Brian. Karl that ginrin Hi Utsuri is pretty cool. Would look nice in my pond.

Jeannie
03-24-2007, 12:27 PM
Incredible fish. I have all but shorted out my keyboard drooling over some of these fish. Man, I don't know, but I'd be so upset to go over to Japan, fall in love with several (if I could limit myself) fish and not be able to afford them or afford to get them home. Wow is all I can say about some of these fish. Jeannie

Brian Drake
03-24-2007, 12:55 PM
Yes Kase...Jeanie go to Japan when u can...it will change the way you look at things especially koi, ponds, etc. Some folks besides dealers get in the habit of going every year in October for the harvest...ya gotta go in October.
No better place to be IMHO.

Brian Drake
03-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Here are a few from another breeder...anyone know who this is?

Brian Drake
03-24-2007, 08:51 PM
Here are the photos...

Sugarloafkoi
03-24-2007, 11:08 PM
Thats what i call an airpump!!!! Boil the fish out of the water.

Matt

Brian Drake
03-24-2007, 11:21 PM
Matt: Who is the breeder?

KoiValley
03-25-2007, 08:34 AM
Here's a few more from last October:

Brian Drake
03-25-2007, 02:11 PM
Thanks Karl for adding more photos!!!

Jeannie
03-26-2007, 12:40 AM
More, more, more........ It's ok now, I covered my keyboard in plastic! LOL Jeannie

Brian Drake
03-26-2007, 01:39 PM
:clap:

Noahsnana
03-27-2007, 12:50 AM
Who is it Brian? All Gosanke?

Brian Drake
03-27-2007, 11:13 AM
Marudoh, is the breeder.

Brian Drake
04-03-2007, 09:47 PM
Some more to digest....:clap:From the great breeder Aoki...

six6guy
04-04-2007, 03:22 AM
I just wanted to thank you guys again. Please understand that if we haven't posted any recent accolades it's because we have vapor locked our minds. I'm absolutely beyond words! Please keep them comming.

Brad

Headache
04-04-2007, 10:05 AM
I catch myself looking at the Group Koi Photos , and trying to pick the one or two I would want !:yes: It kind of gives me a Headache , but thats ok , I have more pill's !!!


More Please !!!:bow:

Jeannie
04-05-2007, 11:01 AM
Headache..I went through all of my notes 6 & 7 were from Igarashi Kazuto...very, very, very expensive. Note: he has also opened up a new koi retail business on one of the main roads in Niigata. :clap:

Brian, when you say very, very, very expensive, what price are you talking about. I have no idea what koi like this sell for. Just looking at pictures of koi of this caliber is a treat. I just can't imagine having a pond with several like this. I'd be so afraid something would happen to one of them. I enjoy my koi alot, but wow, these are incredible. Thanks for sharing these incredible pics with us. Jeannie

carrie
04-05-2007, 11:09 AM
Here are a few koi that we bowled, photographed and sent out to many hobbyists here in the USA...

Brian......I never got this one, it must have been sent to the wrong hobbyist:D: ;)

Brian Drake
04-05-2007, 11:18 AM
Thanks Carrie...it was a downpayment on a house if I remember...very expensive.

carrie
04-05-2007, 11:38 AM
Thanks Carrie...it was a downpayment on a house if I remember...very expensive.

I`m sure it was:yes:

rue
04-07-2007, 08:30 PM
I love this thread too. I have to ask, Brian, or anyone who might know.....On page 14 of this thread, picture # 137, there is a group picture with a taupe colored koi featured......what variety is this? I love it. It's so quiet and understated; the perfect foil for the flashier fish. Is it in the chagoi/ochiba family?

Brian Drake
04-08-2007, 04:55 PM
The picture you asked about has three koi in it. They are called Ayabakes. Kind of like a Doitsu Shusui and Ochiba mixed into one. Only a few breeders in Japan breed these. They are unique and beautiful at the same time and as in the eyes of the beholder...:yes:

rue
04-09-2007, 08:06 PM
gorgeous! Thanks

Brian Drake
04-09-2007, 08:42 PM
Thanks Rue...for noticing!!! :clap:

Leekinneykoi
04-09-2007, 09:02 PM
I love this thread.:yes: :clap:

Brian Drake
04-10-2007, 01:48 AM
Thanks Lee...I appreciate that!

Mr.TrickelFilter
04-10-2007, 01:49 PM
More more,this is awesome!

Brian Drake
04-10-2007, 03:14 PM
Will do more as soon as I or Karl or Charles have the time...more to come!!!

Brian Drake
04-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Here are a few more...anyone know who the breeder is and who is that one dealer in one of those photos that dropped by...? Answers later.:yes: Sorry for the blur on some of the photos...nightime and batteries going...

Noahsnana
04-11-2007, 01:41 PM
I don't know the breeder but I like his fish :D:

vipldy
04-11-2007, 01:44 PM
I am drooling on my keyboard:rolleyes: Beautiful:yes:

Marie

Brian Drake
04-11-2007, 02:36 PM
USA Dealer and breeder both have a common T in their names and/or businesses...

Luck
04-11-2007, 05:47 PM
Wow!! In the #7 pic bottom fish. Doitsu showa? I like the black lips!

Luck
04-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Does the person you are talking about have something in their business name concerning what coast they are from?

Charles Pearson
04-11-2007, 08:17 PM
Here are a few more...anyone know who the breeder is and who is that one dealer in one of those photos that dropped by...? Answers later.:yes: Sorry for the blur on some of the photos...nightime and batteries going...

Brian, What the B - golly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why where you saving the best for last?

Not that the images are going to end of course, but These are awesome images........

Brian Drake
04-12-2007, 03:05 AM
CP: This will never end...I'm not saving anything for last...:clap: Dealer in the burgundy sweater is Roland from Toyoma Koi...breeder is Tanaka. More later.

KoiValley
04-12-2007, 09:32 AM
Ok, here are a few more from last October:

Five for you. Five for me:

KoiValley
04-12-2007, 09:38 AM
And a few more.................

Brian Drake
04-12-2007, 10:41 AM
Great stuff Karl!!!

SouthernStarr
04-12-2007, 11:13 AM
Thanks Karl!! I love the scenery pics:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Dwight
04-12-2007, 05:24 PM
And I like that showa !!!!!!! Thanks

koiboyrob
04-13-2007, 09:41 AM
wow that showa is awesome. Those platinums look great. I cant wait to get out there and do some shopping

Brian Drake
04-17-2007, 09:47 PM
Here are a few more from Japan...

Jeannie
04-18-2007, 01:37 AM
Incredible, breathtaking. Just plain wow. Thanks so very much for sharing your pictures with us. Jeannie

tommyd
04-18-2007, 09:57 AM
Hi Brian,

Great thread! Have a question - In post 189, the 4th pic is of what type of koi? Some type of Yamabuki Matsuba?

- Tom

Brian Drake
04-18-2007, 10:38 AM
Tom: That photo was taken the day before the terrible earthquakes a few years ago. Breeder is Seiki...a great Shiro breeder that had these most unusal Matsubas...never have seen them since...next time I go see him I will look.:yes:

Charles Pearson
04-18-2007, 08:51 PM
Japan, from (another view). My Favorite Fish in bag.

Brian Drake
04-19-2007, 10:36 AM
Breeder is?

KoiValley
04-21-2007, 09:54 PM
More scenery shots....

Brian Drake
04-29-2007, 04:42 PM
Here's some mud to ponder...

KoiValley
04-29-2007, 04:47 PM
Fourth picture: Marusei.....................?

Brian Drake
04-29-2007, 05:37 PM
Yes...grasshopper.

Charles Pearson
04-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Another cemetery! Breeder, I think I remember this one!

KoiValley
04-29-2007, 06:48 PM
Yes...grasshopper.


Considering the money spent I'd hardly consider myself a bug. If that is the conception of my checkbook that boy has a lot to learn. And I was considering acquiring more from this breeder.

Respect. Consideration. Understanding. Given the current set of circumstances I would think a greater understanding of our concerns would be of great concern.

Karl

Brian Drake
04-29-2007, 10:01 PM
Did u ever watch Kung Fu...dialogue was always between student and master...great show...didn't mean any disrespect to you.

Charles Pearson
04-30-2007, 01:40 PM
Gotta say this here, that "Grasshopper" here is used in the most respectful way imaginable. Grasshopper (name chosen by the master) was the name for the young Kung Fu. Kung Fu was play by David Carradine. He cold walk on water so to speak. (of course David was young then, and not so fat, and he could act in those early years) In my eyes (very young) he was better than god. But then, along came John L. .......................
The master knew a lot of stuff, but he was blind as a bat!:D:

Brian Drake
04-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Thanks Charles...one of my favorite shows.

okra
04-30-2007, 06:08 PM
Leg pulling on the wrong person could turn out really bad. So guys, are we still talking about Kung Fu for Kung fools? Are you 2 ok?

Anyway, got any more pictures?

KoiValley
04-30-2007, 10:07 PM
Leg pulling on the wrong person could turn out really bad.

:yes:

okra
05-01-2007, 01:39 AM
I know...I know...

I offered to play an KHA last week. The fish agreed. She had all the right features...great menware, hidden shiro that could be shown in the right environment, young and eager, potential for grow out. I had to turn the fish away because I heard the pond keeper had major problem.

Leg pulling could get me in a major trouble, fast too...Cheers!!!

Brian Drake
05-01-2007, 07:18 PM
Here are a few more photos for you all to enjoy....:cheer:

Jeannie
05-02-2007, 12:42 PM
Eye Popping :eek1: How in the world could someone choose from all those fish? Jeannie

Dwight
05-02-2007, 02:13 PM
Eye Popping :eek1: How in the world could someone choose from all those fish? Jeannie

Grab the bowl with the shiro utsuri and dump them into my new pond ! Done !!!!

vipldy
05-02-2007, 07:12 PM
I would love to go to Japan:yes: I would be a kid in a store for sure!!!!!

Marie:D:

Brian Drake
05-02-2007, 07:35 PM
:yes: More on this later Marie....:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

KoiValley
05-02-2007, 09:42 PM
And back to our regularly scheduled programming...................

Luck
05-02-2007, 09:46 PM
I like pic #3 I am getting one similar from Brian!

KoiValley
05-02-2007, 10:02 PM
I like pic #3 I am getting one similar from Brian!

Then you are no longer No luck!

Karl

Brian Drake
05-02-2007, 10:13 PM
Karl: Great photos...colorful...makes you want to go back soon?

KoiValley
05-02-2007, 10:55 PM
Karl: Great photos...colorful...makes you want to go back soon?

The third picture makes me want to go back. I'd like this one's twin sister.

Karl

Brian Drake
05-02-2007, 11:06 PM
I agree...bag it.

KoiValley
05-02-2007, 11:17 PM
I agree...bag it.

Right here!

Brian Drake
05-24-2007, 02:01 PM
Some greenhouses...

SouthernStarr
05-24-2007, 05:55 PM
Brian - thanks for keeping this thread going:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Brian Drake
05-24-2007, 06:55 PM
Thanks for noticing.

koiaddict
06-26-2007, 12:41 PM
ahem...

Noahsnana
06-26-2007, 01:00 PM
Brian has been busy with the show and aftermath :D:

Brian Drake
06-26-2007, 01:04 PM
Busy? Understatement. I'll see what I can do in between spawning, shipping, marketing, planning on Japan trips...

koiaddict
06-26-2007, 01:34 PM
I know I know- but he's not the ONLY one who could provide images... right?

Brian Drake
06-26-2007, 05:57 PM
That is true...it is open to many and all folks.

Jeannie
06-27-2007, 11:44 AM
I never tire of looking at the pics, the fish, Japanese countryside and flowers........ keep them coming. Thanks I sure do appreciate the time it takes to share these with us. Jeannie

Brian Drake
06-27-2007, 03:50 PM
Jeannie: That is very kind of you to say..we appreciate hearing that. :yes:

Brian Drake
06-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Breeder is...??? Anyone recognize the koi?

HAMMERHEAD
06-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Dont remember breeder...but is stephens new girl :yes:

Gene
06-27-2007, 10:42 PM
Kawakami Tsuyoshi of Torazo Koi Farm

Brian Drake
06-27-2007, 11:01 PM
Thanks Gene...you are correct!

Gene
06-28-2007, 12:07 AM
http://www.koiclay.com/koi/torazo_03262006_018_s.jpg

Brian Drake
07-01-2007, 03:32 PM
Some interesting koi here...what would you call them?

PrettyBoy
07-01-2007, 05:53 PM
Some interesting koi here...what would you call them?

ayabake

Brian Drake
07-05-2007, 12:41 PM
Some more eye candy...

PrettyBoy
07-05-2007, 12:44 PM
Ill take the kikisui on the top left :)

Brian Drake
07-05-2007, 12:49 PM
Sold..Sorry...you'll have to go to Japan for another one.

PrettyBoy
07-05-2007, 12:52 PM
Sold..Sorry...you'll have to go to Japan for another one.

:D:

WinginSue
07-09-2007, 05:32 PM
Be nice to see some better pics of the Kujaku's. When are you going to be updating your websight? Haven't seen any changes in a while.

:no:

Brian Drake
07-10-2007, 12:52 PM
Busy breeding right now.

Jeannie
07-11-2007, 12:04 PM
Busy breeding right now.

ROFL................you or the fish? giggle....... sorry, I just couldn't resist that one. Jeannie

Brian Drake
07-11-2007, 05:16 PM
Da fish of course Jeannie!

koiaddict
07-18-2007, 03:25 PM
What Brian cant get a lil practice in too?

Brian Drake
07-18-2007, 04:15 PM
Too funny...

Koi Empire
07-18-2007, 06:55 PM
Awesome pictures Brian, Nice Thread!:cool:

Brian Drake
07-18-2007, 07:35 PM
If you have any photos please do put them on and share.

Gene
07-19-2007, 06:18 AM
These are from Toshio Sakai's Yamakoshi mud pond harvest last October.

http://www.koivillage.com/mudponds/toshio_027.jpg

http://www.koivillage.com/mudponds/toshio_031.jpg

http://www.koivillage.com/mudponds/toshio_085.jpg

http://www.koivillage.com/mudponds/toshio_097.jpg

http://www.koivillage.com/mudponds/toshio_153.jpg

Brian Drake
07-19-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks Gene!

PrettyBoy
07-19-2007, 07:07 PM
awesome pictures Gene! thank you