Come October Yagenji Koi Farm will be one of the most frequented by myself, and by many of the people visiting Niigata looking to purchase Nishikigoi.

It is rare that a visitor will visit only once, for the stocks will change on a daily basis.

You may think that we’ve featured Yagenji a lot over the last week or so, we have, simply because it is, in my opinion, one of the best farms around, not only are Daisuke and Toshinori Ishihara great friends, they are easy to work with, and produce some great Koi.

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At the moment Yagenji have around 1400 tategoi tosai which will be released to the mud ponds in approximately 2 weeks time.  These are the same Koi that many will visit to see in October when harvested as nisai.

Some of the varieties you will see in the video below are Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Ginrin Kohaku, Ginrin Showa, Shiro Utsuri, Asagi, Kikusui, Hi Utsuri, Benigoi, Ginrin Benigoi, Karashigoi and I’m sure you can spot others.

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