Sunday November 2nd 2008 seems an awful long while ago now. On the old blog you’ll find a post – Sundays should be for laying in – on which I wrote about attending an ikeage of Hideo Hirasawa who many will know as the young member of staff at Isa Koi Farm.
At the bottom of the above post I mention ‘a stunning little Maruten Kohaku which would surely have fared well at any show!’
Well this picture, courtesy of Steve Gibbins (www.koi-media.com), was taken of that same little Maruten Kohaku at last weekend’s All Japan Koi Show.
Sakura prizes are awarded to best non Gosanke in size. I don’t think it will be long until Hideo’s Koi are more widely available and he’s recognised as a breeder in his own right.