This 7-year-old 80cm (31.5") Sanke, bred by Toshio Sakai,
belongs to Jim and Nancy Vaden. They purchased her at 66cm (26") at 3 years old,
and left her in Japan to grow. She was entered in the 44th All Japan Koi Show
held in Tokyo, Japan the first weekend in February, 2013 and won first runner up
in her 85 BU class. She will arrive in Ashland City, TN this spring/summer. Jim
and Nancy attended the show.
It's a real honor to have a koi entered into the All Japan Show.
The 3 year old Showa shown below was bred by Fujio Oomo and was also entered into the All Japan Show. She is 63 cm (24.5 inches) and won first runner up in her 65bu class. She will remain in Japan for at least another year to see if she improves and may be entered into the 2014 All Japan Show.