We all love a story, and the Koi world is full of them.
Almost exactly 1 year ago we first reported on Showa below.
Why was this Koi worthy of a post 1 year ago? At the Momotaro Auction at the beginning of March 2015 Joe from Koi Kichi Fish Farm in Thailand bid a rather substantial 1.7million yen for him, a the time US$14k, £9.5K, €13K. You can find Joe’s reasons for spending that amount in the post from last March – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/03/07/1-7million-yen-for-a-male-tosai/.
Following a seasons growing in Momotaro’s mud pond the story took a huge twist, a twist which made the 1.7million yen price tag seem cheap, rest assured if the twist had been foreseen by breeder or bidders at the auction then the auction price would have soared higher for sure.
When harvested in autumn the Koi had grown from 32cm to 55cm and the quality had improved in every department. However, he had become she. You can read and see more of her here – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/12/18/the-super-takai-male-tosai-that-became/.
Move forward to this weekend and the All Japan Koi Wakagoi Show where she was entered into the 58bu size class.
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At the show the Koi was awarded the overall Miyabi Champion, a significantly major prize, beating many larger 63bu Gosanke in the process, i guess arguably probably the 4th or 5th best Gosanke in the show.
I wonder in which direction the story of this Showa will go next…….only time will tell.