Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2013's Tosai Update

Last summer Ushijima Nishikigoi bred sanke showa, kin showa and kujyaku. They are growing fast and some of their colors are really starting to come out. Here are some pictures of some randomly caught koi from our farm in Kaneohe, HI. Thank you for looking.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Niigata Koi Have Arived!

Our annual Niigata, Japan trip was tanoshikata. (FUN!!!) We we able to get some very nice nisai and a few sansai. Take a look at some of the pictures of the koi we brought back.

Nisai from Breeder Marusho

Nisai Kohaku from Breeder Yagenji

More nisai from Breeder Yagenji

Kohaku and Kikusui Nisai from Yagenji

Kohaku and sanke Nisai from Maruju

A HUGE sansai Kohaku from Breeder Matsunosuke. (the bucket was about 100 gal!)

Click on the price list to enlarge.

Friday, September 27, 2013

7th Annual Ohana Koi and Goldfish Show


Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association (since 1959!) 7th Annual Ohana Koi and Goldfish Show Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii October 12, Saturday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM October 13 Sunday, 9 AM to 2 PM Free Admission~~~goldfish and koi competition, fish and plant sale, crafts for more information, contact us at info@hawaiigoldfishandkoi.org

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kin Showa Breeders

This is a pic of 4-4-13 weeding out kin showa fry. This was a good sized hatch.
It has been a while since we have bred kin showa but we are happy to say that they have bred and the eggs hatched in the 17th.  We are looking forward to their development.  The larger koi is the female and was bred by Ushijima Nishikigoi several years ago.  It is the last one that we have from that hatch.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ushijima Nishikigoi at the Ewa Bird Show

Ushijima Nishikigoi will be at the Ewa Bird Show this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.  We will be sell our tosai, kohaku, kujyaku, yamato nishiki and yamabuki ogon, that were bred last summer starting at $5 and up depending on size and quality.

Ewa School 91-1280 Renton Rd Ewa Town June 22, 2013 "Getting Kids off their Computers and into the Backyard with Animals"

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kujyaku breeding trio

Just one day after our Showa laid their eggs, not be out done, our sansai kujyaku from Niigata breeder Maruju laid her eggs this morning.  She is the one in the middle.  The two males are sansai bred by Ushijima Nishikigoi.

Monday, June 10, 2013

June means breeding season

Last year Ushijima Nishikigoi bred four breeds, kohaku, yamato nishiki, yamabuki goon and kujyaku.  This year we are looking to bred some new breeds.  We are very happy to announce that our yonsai Showa from Igarashi in Niigata dropped her eggs yesterday.  The the two males are from Tanaka of Niigata and Ushijima Nishikigoi (not pictured).  We look forward to seeing more of our koi breeding and we will keep you informed.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Update: This year's tosai

This year we bred kohaku, kujaku, yambuki ogon and doitsu yamato nishiki.  They have been growing fast and are available for sale.  We will also be bringing many of them to the Ewa Bird Show in June.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ushijima Nishikigoi's Sansai

Here is a little update of some of the koi that were bred in the summer of 2010. These Sansai are really turning out nice. I apologize on the glare of the pictures. I just couldn't get the right angle. There are many other sansai available at our farm in Kaneohe.

Sanke $2,500

Hi Utsuri $250

Hi Showa $250

Shiro Utsuri $150

Shiro Utsuri $150

Kujyaku $700

Hi Utsuri $250

Sanke $250

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 All Japan Koi Show

This year we were lucky enough o attend the 2013 All Japan Koi show in Tokyo, Japan. This year's winner was a beautiful kohaku. Take a look at the video.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ushijima Nishikigoi Tosai

Ushijima Nishikigoi's Tosai are growing fast. We have bred kohaku, doitsu yamato nishiki, yamabuki ogon and kujyaku. Here are some images of the top quality tosai.
These tosai kohaku are from the Matsunosuke bloodline.
These tosai doitsu yamato nishiki are from the Aoki bloodline.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Niigata Koi Have Arived in Kaneohe

We are glad to have the koi from the 2012 Niigata trip alive and well in Kaneohe. They have been quarantined for a week in their own pond and are ready for sale. Please see the price list if you have any questions.
To see a Large view chick on the image, then right click the image and go to "View Image"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Matsunosuke 2012

This is a video of our 2012 Koi buying trip to Yamakoshi, Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Toshio and Toshiyuki Sakai are good Friends of my father Bruce. We were able to Toshiyuki's new farm right as you leave Yamakoshi on the way to Ojiya. Unfortunately my video camera battery died so i had to take pictures and videos with my ipad. Videos of follow soon.
Some of the fish at Mastunosuke Koi Farm
These are the three koi that we were thinking of purchasing.
We made the correct decision.

This is a video of the farm

Here is the video of our purchase. These nisai snakes looked like sansai.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Maruju 2012

This is a video of our 2012 Koi buying trip to Yamakoshi, Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Tanaka is long friend to my father. His son and grandson, who speaks good English, helps out on the farm. These are a nisai showa, nisai Kohaku and a nisai sumi goromo that we purchased.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Yagenji 2012

This is a video of our 2012 Koi buying trip to Yamakoshi, Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. This year we purchased nisai kohaku, gin rin kohaku, and kikusui.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Igarashi Koi Farm 2012

This is a video of our 2012 Koi buying trip to Yamakoshi, Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. Visiting our good friend Kosaku, Ushijima Nishikigoi look at two tancho showas that we purchaced last year but left in japan to live in the mud pond. They sure have grown in one year. Now they are coming home to our farm in Kaneohe. We also purchased a stunning sansai shiro utsuri and showa.

Look at the tanchos last year. It is kind of hard to tell with the pictures but in the video you can really see the difference in size compared to the bucket. Igarashi(Kosaku)

The first purchase of the trip, a sansai shiro utsuri from Igarashi.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Niigata buying trip 2012

We have just returned from our annual Niigata koi buying trip. Check out the pics. Videos to follow shortly.
The welcome sign as you get to Yamakoshi
The breathtaking view of Yamakoshi from Maruju's Koi Farm.
The judging before the koi are released in their holding tanks at the 2012 Ojiya Koi Show.
The holding tanks at the 2012 Ojiya Koi Show.
The grand champion of the 2012 Ojiya Koi Show. A stunning Dainichi Kohaku.

Marusho's tosai during feeding time.
Kohaku, showa and sumi goromo that we purchased from Maruju.
The Maruju showa.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The 6th Annual Ohana Koi and Goldfish Show Updates

The 6th Annual Ohana Koi and Goldfish Show that was held at the Japanese Cultural Center on Saturday September 29th from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and September 30th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, was great. Here are some images from the show.
The Grand Champion Lionhead(Ranchu) bread and raised by Ushijima Nishikigoi.
Vel and Bruce standing next to their prize goldfish.
Here are the koi that i entered for the show.