This is a rather belated post with it being almost 4 weeks since the Niigata Nogyosai was held, however I always find it interesting to look at the numbers.

On the Sunday of the Niigata Nogyosai this great little book is published and available for visitors to purchase for 500yen.

2016 Niigata Nogyosai Results Book

2016 Niigata Nogyosai Results Book

The book provides a full breakdown of all the winners, and indeed the full details of all the entries at the show, the most comprehensive data of any show that I know.

Below is that matrix which shows the entries in each size and variety class, and the number of winners awarded in each class.

2016 Niigata Nogyosai Entry Matrix

2016 Niigata Nogyosai Entry Matrix

Explanation of Niigata Nogyosai data

Explanation of Niigata Nogyosai data

As you can see from the image above, the number of prizes awarded is directly related to the number of entries in each class.  In very popular entry classes a number of 2nd prizes may be awarded.

The total number of Koi entered at the 2016 Niigata Nogyosai was 882, a rather massive drop from the 984 entered in 2015, and indeed down from the 927 entered in 2014.


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See the 2015 data here – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/11/10/2015-niigata-nogyosai-in-numbers/ – and the 2014 data here – http://niigata-nishikigoi.com/content/niigata-nogyosai-numbers.  That drop reversed a trend that had seen a steady annual increase since the 2014 Chuetsu Earthquake.

The number of Gosanke entered across all sizes was 432, slightly down on 2015’s 458, but higher than 2014’s 410.

The number of non Gosanke entered across all sizes was 450, way down from 2015’s 526, and slightly down from 518 in 2014.

The number of Koi in the largest over 80bu class jumped from 35 in 2015 to 57 in 2016, the 2014 number was 46.

The loss in entry numbers has come in the 15bu, 20bu and 25bu size classes which dropped from 322 entries in 2015 to just 211 in 2016.  The number of non Gosanke in those size classes dropped from 168 in 2015 to 100 in 2016.

This suggests very much that small non Gosanke contributed the biggest reduction in entries, 68 of the 102 entry reduction was seen in the 15bu-25bu non Gosanke classes.


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Major winners at the 2016 Niigata Nogyosai

 

 


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