When I arrived at the NVN Holland Koi Show mid-morning on Friday the weather was extremely pleasant, the judges had completed the judging for Grand Champion and Supreme Champion, and by default the Jumbo Champion was awarded. The remainder of the judging takes place on Saturday.

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As the judges made their way around on Saturday morning and into the early afternoon the weather remained pleasant, in fact some were enjoying the slightly cooler temperatures than had occurred during the earlier part of the week.


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Mid afternoon on Saturday however the rain started and wouldn’t stop until the show closed on Sunday.


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For me as a photographer it made photographing the Koi a bit of a nightmare, so therefore I’m vary grateful to Rene Gerritzen  for supplying the images of the winners which follow later.

Whether the rain had much impact of the number of visitors I do not really know, however they still kept coming on Sunday, despite the fact the forecast offered little in the way of positive weather conditions.  Umbrellas and waterproof coats were the order of the day.

I was certainly grateful for the ‘base’ offered to me by the stand of Takazumi – http://www.takazumi.nl/

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The extremely impressive Japanese drummers, Dadadadan Tenko, managed to still draw an appreciative audience.  I really would encourage you to visit them on Facebook where you can see video of past performances – https://www.facebook.com/DadadadanTenko

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Likewise the rain didn’t appear to deter buyers, some even improvising with purchases as rain cover.

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For the winners, it was a wet wait to collect their trophies as the rain continued to fall unabated throughout the presentation ceremony.

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Pictures of all of the major winners at the 2015 NVN Holland Koi Show will follow in a later post.


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