Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Time Means It's Koi Breeding Season

The first koi to spawn in 2015 were our Kohaku. Two years ago we purchased a nisai kohaku from Maruju with the intentions of breeder her. Although she looks thin, she was able to hold a lot of eggs. We now have a large hatch. The males we used was a gosai from breeder Matsunosuke. The second male was a sansai from Yagenji and the third male was a yonsai bred here at Ushijima Nishikigoi.

We transfer the eggs to another pond to hatch.

Little Kohakus clinging to the wall.

A few days later our showa bred. The female (1st from the left) is from breeder Igarashi. The males (2nd 3rd and 4th from the left) came from Isa and 2 from Maruju.

Not to be left out our Chocolate Oranda bred and dropped their eggs before we could put them in the breeding tank. The Fry hatched today.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hawaii Pet Show

Come down to the Hawaii Pet Show TODAY, Saturday June 27, 2015 10am-2pm Ewa Elem School 91-1280 Renton Road Ewa Beach Hi 96706 Ushijima Nishikigoi will be selling koi.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Niigata 2013 Update

Here are some pictures of our 2014 Niigata shipment.  They have grown a lot since they came tour farm in Kaneohe.  The high quality food has also brought out their color.
Sansai kohaku from breeder Yagenji.

Sansai aigoromo from breeder Marusho.

Sansai kohaku from breeder Yagenji.

Sansai kohaku from breeder Marujyu.

Sansai kohaku from breeder Yagenji.

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 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.