From 16 March up to 31 March A&C Koi
is again on a koitrip to Japan to select a high quality collection
of Japanese Koi. On this and the subsequent pages we keep you
informed about our.
On Saturday morning we left for the long
trip to Japan. This time I started my trip with a cold that I caught
after coming back from our Florida trip. Thus this time I will enjoy
the trip not as much as I did before, but this is something that I
should overcome. In all cases I would not like to miss the
opportunity to meet my friends in Japan. Several people
accompanied me during my trip and will take the time in the days to
come to present them a little further to you. Their names are Marco
and Theo from The Netherlands and Gary and Jack two of my English
friends each year travelling with me.
As a estimated before the trip to a long
time because I kept sneezing and coughing. Add to this the "superb"
food in the plane and would could there be left to desire. The
arrival in Japan on Saturday evening was the most welcome part of
the day and I went to bed after a quick meal.
I slept like a rose (Dutch saying) and where waked at 7 by the wake-up call.
Having a heavy and sweaty head a took a shower before I got
breakfast. The few slices bread tasted very well and where enjoyed by all.
Strictly at half past eight we left for our first address. This year
we noticed that there was not that much snow. Given the fact that
normally the snow is here pilled up very high, you could almost say
that there was no snow at all ;-)
A full year has past since I visited Hosokai
and I was pleased to meet him again. During the last year his Goshiki
bloodline is used for our own Koi breeding program with average
results. Perhaps I have now the opportunity to have some additional
information and eventually obtain some additional high potential
At the start our conversation did not progress very well and this
was for sure so about the Tategoi. It was very difficult to get a
positive turn in out business conversation.
After we talked a while about bloodlines and breeding I saw a small
bowl in the corner of his koihouse. Finally, I got the chance to
select some Jumbo Tosai. And as I was already pleased with this
result had had even more pleasure when we looked at the other
Hosokai: No 1 Tategoi Inazuma Showa
After a long discussion and
after raising my bidding, he allowed me to select 10 Koi. The
pond was netted and the selection could start. After two to
three hours there where 10 Koi in the bowl that I could take
with me, again after a long discussion. See and judge by
yourself the quality of Top Jumbo Tategoi.
In all cases a felt that I succeeded in my goals and I am proud
that I was able to obtain these superb fish.
This is the No 1 Goshiki of
Hosokai's Jumbo Tategoi