Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Niigata Koi Trip 2017

Here is a video of the koi we purchased and brought back to our farm in Kaneohe.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ojiya Nogyosai 2017 Part 1

This years champion of the 2017 Ojiya Nogyosai was a stunning kohaku
bred by breeder Marudo. Take a look at part 1 of Ushijima Nishikigoi's
trip to the Koi show.<P>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Marusho 2017

Like in past years the first farm that we visited was Marusho koi farm. Shosaku breeds kohaku, sanke and showa but also breads goromo, kin showa and kujyaku

We were fortunate to be able to get our Kohaku fix and picked up 16 nisai kohaku. We look forward to their arrival in Kaneohe.

Niigata 2017

Ushijima Nishikigoi has just returned from our annual koi buying trip to Niigata, Japan. The koi will be arriving in Kaneohe on 11/16 and remaining in quarantine. Can't wait. Here are a few images of our trip. Videos will be coming soon.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ryukin Tosai and Nisai

The one and two year old ryukins are growing fast. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Goldfish Breeding Update

Here is just a little update for the goldfish that we have read this summer. Here is a picture of the Japanese shubunkin babies.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Koi Breeding Season

Ushijima Nishikigoi has gotten off to a good start to breeding season.  After a small sanke and showa hatch, we were able to have a good sized kikusui breeding and a kohaku.  We look forward to trying a few more in the next few weeks when space becomes available.  Of course with breeding season come buckets and buckets of brine shrimp.   

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.