Narita Koi Farm will hold their ‘R’s Collection 2019’ store event, featuring some of the best Koi sourced by Ryuki Narita through the 2019 harvest season, on 15th December.

Below is a small early preview selection of some of the Koi which are included in ‘R’s Collection 2019’.

Omosako, Kujaku, 79cm, 5yrs old, Female

Omosako,
Kujaku,
79cm,
5yrs old,
Female

We’ve seen some stunning Omosako bred Kujaku around over the past year and this is unquestionably right up there with them, beautiful in every department. At the 2019 All Japan Koi Show they took 90bu, 80bu and best in Sakura prizes, this surely looks good to challenge the 80bu Sakura prize in 2020 and failing that Best in Variety.

Gin Shiro, Sakura Nishikigoi

Gin Shiro,
Sakura Nishikigoi

Good and large examples of Gin Shiro are not very common.  Not sure of the size of this example but I would guess we are looking around 60-65cm.  Good body, lustre and clean pattern.  Surely a good Botan contender against Hi Utsuri/Ki Utsuri, Shusui, Asagi, Bekko, Hikarimuji, and Muji Mono in its size class.

Kikusui, Marusaka Koi Farm

Kikusui,
Marusaka Koi Farm

Loved the depth of colour on this Kikusui when it was first shown on Facebook back in October.  Typically Kikusui – and all metallic Koi – have paler orange/red.  Beautifully clean, perfect pectoral fins, perfect dorsal scales.  I would guess it’s a 3 year old around 60-65cm.  Koi of this size have previously taken Best in Variety Hikarimoyo at the All Japan Koi Show, although could quite easily challenge for a Tsubaki prize against Tancho, Koromo, Doitsugoi, and Kumonryu in size class.

Beni Kikokuryu, Marusaka Koi Farm

Beni Kikokuryu,
Marusaka Koi Farm

As with the Kikusui above, I would guess this is a 3 year old of around 60-65cm.  All round lovely example of this increasingly popular variety.  Falling in the Kawarigoi class super difficult to win major prizes against Goshiki, Ginrin A and Ginrin B, for Sakura prizes.


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Sanke, Beppu Fish Farm, 3yrs old, 65cm, Female

Sanke,
Beppu Fish Farm,
3yrs old,
65cm,
Female

A lovely clean Sanke with neat well placed sumi.  In a few days attracted over 330 reaction and 13 shares on Facebook and a number of positive comments.

Kohaku, Sakai, 3yrs old, Female, 73cm Offspring of J Orchid 3

Kohaku,
Sakai,
3yrs old,
Female,
73cm
Offspring of J Orchid 3

What’s not to like?  Super competitive size class at the All Japan Koi Show, but don’t be surprised to see it featuring somewhere…..

Sanke, Sakai, 4yrs old, Female, 82cm, Offspring of Fujin

Sanke,
Sakai,
4yrs old,
Female,
82cm,
Offspring of Fujin

This has the makings of being a very very special Koi.  The sumi placement could hardly be any more perfect.  No doubt Ryuki Narita will be doing everything he can within his Koi finishing armoury to encourage that sumi to come through thick and deep black.  Could this Koi be 2 years away from being the first Sanke to win at the All Japan Koi Show in 20 years?

Sanke, Marudo Koi Farm, 3 yrs old, 68cm, Female

Sanke,
Marudo Koi Farm,
3 yrs old,
68cm,
Female

Imagine the Sumi of this Sanke on the previous one!!  This is very similar to the Marudo Sanke which won Mature Champion at the 2017 All Japan Koi Show.  At 68cm perfectly sized to repeat the feat again maybe……

Ginrin Showa, Hiroi, 3yrs old, Female

Ginrin Showa,
Hiroi,
3yrs old,
Female

One of two 3 year old Ginrin Showa that Ryuki has posted from Hiroi Koi Farm as part of R’s Collection, and my favourite of the two.  The underlying sumi is perfectly placed on the white ground and hopefully will thicken and finish to create an incredibly striking example of Ginrin Showa. Has strong ginrin, good body, lovely balanced neat motoguro.

Shiro Utsuri, Omosako Koi Farm, 2yrs old, 50cm+/-, Female

Shiro Utsuri,
Omosako Koi Farm,
2yrs old,
50cm+/-,
Female

Ryuki has posted 5 or so examples of female nisai Shiro Utsuri from Omosako as part of R’s Collection, this is my personal favourite, I particularly like the strong bold sumi pattern.  You can find the others on Ryuki’s Facebook page.


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Kujaku, Omosako Koi Farm, 3 yrs old, Female

Kujaku,
Omosako Koi Farm,
3 yrs old,
Female

I already mentioned Omosako Kujaku, and this superb example is one of two 3 year olds in R’s Collection.

The above Koi are all part of the Narita Koi Farm ‘R’s Collection 2019’ event which will take place in store on 15th December.  Nearer the time you will be able to see the complete R’s Collection published, along with prices, on the website https://koinavi.online

In addition to the in store event on the 15th December, this year a new feature of R’s Collection will see some of the Koi auctioned online on 15th December.  The Kohaku below is one of the Koi will be auctioned on the day.

Kohaku, 2yrs old, 52cm, Female

Kohaku,
2yrs old,
52cm,
Female

As mentioned full details of R’s Collection 2019, along with prices, will be published in advance of the event at – https://koinavi.online

Many Nishikigoi.Life advertising dealers can assist you with purchasing Koi at the event so please contact them for more information.  We’ll bring you a fuller event preview nearer the time…..

 


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