The following Koi were awarded ‘Best in Variety’ or ‘Shubetsu’ prizes at the 49th All Japan Koi Show staged on 2nd-4th February 2018.
Best in Variety prizes, as the name suggests, are awarded to the best Koi in each variety class irrespective of size. However, if a Koi has been awarded a higher prize, i.e. Kokugyo, Miyabi, Sakura, Tsubaki or Botan, then it is not considered for ‘Shubetsu’.
For more information on variety, size classes and prizes see – http://nishikigoi.life/2018/01/04/2016-all-japan-koi-demystified/
More information regarding owner and breeders of each Koi will be updated as soon as possible.