On the recent Dainichi Koi Farm auction the highest bid was one of 21 million (21.000.000!) Yen for a Showa referred to as ‘Special 01′. It was Ryuki Narita that equals his previous world record auction bid at Sakai Fish Farm. Basically he spend around €150.000,- or $205.000,- for one Koi. Crazy, isn’t it? Continue reading to try to understand why world’s most famous Koi dealer spend such a serious amount of money on one Nishikigoi.
Let’s first enjoy the beauty of this magnificent creation of Dainichi Koi Farm.
Don’t forget to check out the video (watch it at HD) either, as she looks completely different (in other words: a lot better!) on the video.
What do you think of the fish? Without thinking of the 21 million in the back of our head (I know that’s almost impossible), she is quite a beauty. A perfect bodyshape and a pattern to dream about, but its the skin quality that deserves full attention here. There are two things that really attract me of this Gachako descendent. Firstly, the quality of its Beni. Look at the depth and especially the purple color of it! Really special. Secondly: the presence of ’Mitsuzou’ or ‘moonshine’ (sometimes even referred to as Kado Gin) that can be seen at the edges of the white scales. It’s quite easy to recognize on the video. The combination of these two characteristics in combination with a superb body shape and perfect pattern, makes it a perfect Showa in the making, as she is not finished yet.
Now, what will be the target of Ryuki Narita with this purchase? The size of 61 cm can make her challenge for a Major Award (Kokugyo or even Mature Champion) on the All Japan Show that will be held 1 & 2 February 2014 and later aim for the first Showa as Grand Champion on the Wakagoi Show of 2014 (max size is 63 cm) one month later. After Ryuki’s failed attempt to win the Wakagoi Show with a Showa in 2013, it might be the reason for him to purchase this promise to make his dreams come true. Who will say? At least I know Ryuki has the facilities and knowledge to let this Showa finish on time for the shows, so let’s be patient and see if this investment will pay off!