Saturday, April 22, 2017

Breeding Season Cont.

Our second breed of goldfish, Shubunkin, has successfully bred last week. The fry are doing well and are about to move over to brine shrimp. Shubunkin have an almost blue color which makes them an attractive option for the pond or aquarium. The variety we bred are the Japanese version, which has a long fork like single tail.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Breeding Season

Summer is the time for breeding but sometimes your just can't tell the fish what to do. As the demand for goldfish rises, Ushijima Nishikigoi has started to breed more breeds of goldfish. Here is a picture of our breeding group of ryukin. Three days ago they dropped a ton of eggs and the fry are doing well.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

All Japan Show – 2017

Ushijima Nishikigoi will be heading to the All Japan Show this weekend. Photos and videos to follow. Last year we were not able to attend because of weather concerns. Looking forward to seeing the best koi in the world. Here is a video of our experience.

at the All Japan show.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

" Maker of Dreams"

Shintaro has one of, if not the best slogan of any Koi Farmer. The "Maker of Dreams" has some of the nicest kohaku, sanke and showas in Japan. He always seems busy due to the popularity of his koi. There were 5 or 6 guys there occupying him so we decided to come back. Turns out we didn't get a chance to come back. Maybe next year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Niigata Shipment Has Finally Arrived

The Niigata shipment of koi finally arrived. They are at our Kaneohe farm doing well in quorintine. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tamasaba Goldfish

Here is a video of our Koi buying trip to Niigata, Japan. We always see Tamasaba goldfish at stores or restaurants and some breeders even have them with their koi. This video shows a few breeders, collectors and a breeder who is culling them. The end picture are our breeders that we have bred in Kaneohe, HI in the beginning of the summer of 2016. The tosai are about the size of a silver dollar and are now for sale.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ushijima Nishikigoi Koi Buying Trip 2016

Here is quick recap of the koi we purchased in October of 2016 in Niigata, Japan. The shipment will be coming in to our farm in Kaneohe, HI the beginning of December.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Yagenji 2016

This is a video and pics of our 2016 Koi buying trip to Yamakoshi, in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. This year we purchased nisai kohaku, showa, asagi, and a sansai showa.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Maruju 2016

Here is a short video of our trip to Maruju koi farm. We picked up nisai ginrin showa, sumi goromo, kohaku, showa and doitsu sanke. Some of the nisai seem small in the video but its just that the showa and goromo are so thick.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Marusada 2016

One of the places that we enjoying going to visit is Marusada. His showa are amazing. Sadao has give the business over to his son therefore we haven't purchased koi for them in a few years but this year both father and son were there to great us and show us some of their yonsai and gosai showa. We would have liked to get all three but we had to settle with one. Sorry for the poor lighting, it was pouring that day.

Marusho 2016

Our annual trip to Japan has come and gone but we are excited to get our koi in the next few weeks. This is a video of koi breeder Marusho. Shosaku is a smaller breeder but has some of the best kohaku and goromo. Although we didn't purchase any this year, he also breeds metallic koi like kin showa and kujyaku. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Breeding season is all but over but don't tell that to our new tamasaba goldfish. If you have every visited Niigata, Japan to see Nishikigoi you probably have seen a small pond or aquarium with tamasaba goldfish. Sometimes the koi breeders put the large tamasaba with their koi. Their bodies are similar to ryukin but they have a long single tail. Many years ago we had some tamasaba with our koi that were at least a foot long. We have been trying to bring back tamasaba on our annual koi buying trip with no luck. It has been difficult to find a breeder that has the proper paperwork to export them. The tamasaba pictured here were a gift from a friend.

As soon as they were put into the breeding tank with the mop they started laying eggs. The fry are HUGE, compared to our other lionhead fry. We can't wait for them to grow up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Breeding Season is Here

Ushijima Nishikigoi is in the middle of breeding season.  So far we have bred sanke and kikusui.  More pics and updates to follow.
Our Lionhead (Ranchu) fry about a month and half and are growing fast. Here are some images of some of them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ushijima Nishikigoi at the Waikiki Sheraton

Recently the Waikiki Sheraton has made some upgrades to their koi pond. Ushijima Nishikigoi has brought koi hatched at our farm as well as imported koi from Yagenji, Maruju, Izumiya and more. If you are in the area check out their koi.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Price List

Here is the price list for the 2015 Niigata Shipment. Thank you for viewing.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Maruju 2015

Looking for kohaku Ushijima Nishikigoi went to Maruju to look at tosai. We also saw a stunning ginrin showa so we had to get it.

Marusho 2015

Right down the street from the house where we stay is Marusho Koi farm. We were in Niigata for 3 days and visited Shosaku three times. It was worth it.

Yagenji 2015

Our first stop on our Koi buying trip this year was to Yagenji Koi Farm. We were able to get some nice kohaku, sanke, showa, kikusui and kinkokujyu.

Yamamatsu 2015

Ushijima Nishikigoi can't go to Niigata without a stop at the home of the Matsunosuke Sanke. We got two good sized nisai to take home.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ojiya Koi Show

On October 31st 2015 Ushijima Nshikigoi was fortunate enough to attend the 2015 Ojiya Koi Show in Niigata, Japan. The winner was a beautiful kohaku bred by Dainichi. They also bred a showa that was the runner up.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Niigata 2015

Ushijima Nishikigoi has just returned from our annual koi buying trip to Niigata, Japan. Mushegame has never been so beautiful.
Three stunning sansai we purchased from Maruju. Female kohaku, yamabuki ogon and a male ginrin showa.

We will be uploading videos and more pictures soon.

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.