Friday, February 6, 2015

All Japan Koi Show

Last weekend we were able to go Ritsu Center in Tokyo, Japan for the All Japan Koi Show.
"The Sakais (and Bruce)" Toshio Sakai(Nishikigoi Center Isawa, Japan), Bruce Ushijima(Ushijima Nishikigoi Kaneohe, HI), Shogo Sakai(Former Koi Breeder and Mayor of Yamakoshi), and Toshiyuki Sakai (Yamamatsu Koi Farm Niigata, Japan).

Here is a video of some of the koi we saw. Towards the end of the video at 9:54 there are a few exhibits that show 4 and 5 year old koi and how huge they are. Believe it or not.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Niigata Shipment Has Arrived

The koi have just arrived in Kaneohe and we are delighted to have them here. They will be in quarantine for the next few weeks. During that time we promise to take better pictures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Niigata 2014: Matsunosuke Sanke

This year we went to one of our favorite breeders to look and saw many beautiful koi. A few nisai sanke stood out and we needed to decide which ones to get. We decided on taking all three. Keep in mind the blue bucket is twice a large as some of the other breeder's bucket. These nisai are huge.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Niigata 2014:Update

One of the breeders who lives about 100 yards from the home that we stay at is Marusho. Ushijima Nishikigoi uses his bloodline to breed our Kujyaku. Here are the koi that we purchased.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Niigata 2014

Currently Ushijima Nishikigoi is on our annual buying trip to Niigata, Japan. We have been fortunate to see and purchase some beautiful koi. We will post all the pictures soon but here are just a few. We will also post video soon.

The next two picutres are our purchases from Yagenji. Last year the Kohaku that get go really grew and the color got better. This year we got two shiro utsuri, ai goromo, gin rin showa, and Kohaku.

One breed that we haven't brought back to Hawaii in a few years is asagi and shisui. We usually go to Tanaka to get these. We also got a sansai shiro utsuri.

Probably the most sought after bloodline for sanke in Japan is the Matsunosuke Sanke. It was too tough to decide on one so we got all three.

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

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"