1st April, Takigawa
Friday, 02 April 2010 09:07

There was no internet connection yesterday, so hence, no updates. However, we went to Takigawa Koi Farm in the morning to show Steve Gibbins his farm. Aside from taking a look around all of the various Koi houses, we also took a look at some of the mudponds, including one of the biggest ones (24,000 sq metres), which will be home to around 500 tosai this coming Summer, to grow through to Nisai. I neglected to take a picture of this pond for some reason, so have added a few pics of this mud pond being harvested in 2007 so that you can appreciate the sheer scale of it! Whilst there, I also did some translation for Steve, the fruits of which I can't disclose... you'll have to grill him for info on this one ;-)

In the afternoon, we went to Yamatoya Koi Farm, again so that Steve could see how Shiraishi-san is doing things.