Tomorrow sees the 64th staging of the Nagaoka Koi Show, the longest running Koi show in the world, and a Koi show which now includes the birthplace of Nishikigoi, Yamakoshi.

In recent years the show has adopted a very international flavour; overseas judges are invited, customer Koi are very much embraced, indeed my good friend Jeroen van Keulen from Holland was the first ‘gaigin’ Grand Champion owner in 2012, seems like just yesterday. Another good friend, Donald Kerr won GC in 2014.

In 2016 there were 384 Koi entered into the show, this year there are a massive 484 Koi entered!!!

Those Koi are entered into 9 variety, and 11 size classes.  Be sure to check our ‘Demystified Guide’ here – http://nishikigoi.life/2017/10/20/nagaoka-koi-show-demystified/ – for more info.

It was a grey wet morning at Yamakoshi Branch Office as the mainly young members of Nagaoka Nishikigoi Breeder Association gathered to set up the show.

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

In no time at all 54 pools were set up and filled with water.  Speaking to Toshikatsu Ikarashi he advised this year that they’d taken advantage of the display pools outside village office as reservoirs.  Normally containing display Koi they’d been emptied and disinfected so only clean water was available.


Paid banner advert - put your ad here for just £50 per month

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

Set up of 2017 Nagaoka Koi Show

64th Nagaoka Show Poster

64th Nagaoka Show Poster

The poster on display at branch office showed the 2016 Grand Champion, the show pools already gave an insight of the Koi competing for the 2017 prize.

In previous years the show has used a manual entry system, the breeder would print photos, attach them to the entry slip, and those would be attached to the show pool.

This year the show has adopted the same system used at the All Japan Koi Show.

At 2pm each show pool had a sheet showing which Koi would be placed in it.

21 Koi were entered into the largest size class, over 75bu.  The pictures below show those Koi.

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

64th Nagaoka Show Entry

 


Paid banner advert - put your ad here for just £50 per month

Full coverage of the show, and all the major winners, will appear later on www.Nishikigoi.Life

 

 


Paid banner advert - put your ad here for just £50 per month