3rd November, Matsue's last Nisai harvest
Sunday, 06 November 2011 11:41

Well, I have been just about everywhere over the last few days, so will now backtrack to the 3rd of November...

The 3rd of November, was Matsue's final Nisai mudpond harvest. I was very excited about this, as I had some customers Koi in this harvest, as well as being excited about what else might be in store for me. The customers Koi that were harvested were ones we sold in the Spring. They weren't ones that we had decided to leave out, but merely ones that customers had bought and requested to stay out before our shipment to the UK. As such, I think is a great testament to the level of Tosai that we obtain and sell, as well as the success rate of such Koi. Forgive me for blowing my own trumpet, but people tend to regard a breeder as being en-vogue, and rush out to buy Tosai from such breeders in the hope of being able to sell them quickly, but the results obtained with such Koi tend to have a damaging effect on the reputation of the breeder. This isn't the fault of the breeder, but the fault of the dealer who has since concluded in his own mind that the Koi don't live up to the 'hype'. And this, is the reason why I always stress that the Koi we buy should be regarded as 'Yume Koi', because if regarded in this way, if the Koi don't work out well, then it is our fault for buying the wrong Koi, not the breeders fault.

The first of the pics of Koi in the bowl, is Matsue's Kashira which we bought, and have already sold. The others are ones we sold as Tosai, with the second being the over-all 'Kashira' of some 63cm as Nisai. Yes, I am proud of that, and so is her owner! Enjoy...