Japan is the birthplace of ornamental koi, often referred to as ‘Living Jewels’. There are so many excellent koi breeders in Japan and they produce such a wide variety of beautiful koi. Below you will find some information about some of the Koi Farms we have had the pleasure of ordering koi form in the past.
Takahashi koi farm was established in 1958 by Hanjyuro Takahashi. The farm is now mainly operated by his son Takehisa. They breed several varieties of koi such as Sanke, Kohaku, Asagi
Shinoda Koi Farm was established in 1952 in Ojiya city and is now run by run by Susumu Shinoda, the second generation operating this farm.
Kawakami Koi Farm is an old koi farm, originally established in 1926 by Jirosuke Kawakami. It is still in the same family and has continued for 4 generations.
Miyatora Koi Farm is run by Katsunori Miya in the Kawaguchi region. Established more than 100 years ago, they have become well known around the world for their varieties of Go Sanke
Kaneko Koi Farm is run by Haruo Aoki and Motoyoshi Aoki in the Nagaoka region. Established in the 1960’s, they have become well known around the world for their excellent quality Shiro Utsuri
Yamazaki Koi Farm ( Yamasan Yorijo) – is run by Manabu Yamazaki in the Kawaguchi region. Established in 1973 it is one of the largest koi farms in Japan covering almost 10 acres with 50 ponds.
Suda Koi Farm is run by Atsushi Suda in the Niigata region. They are one of the few farms in Japan that breed longfin or butterfly koi and ship their koi around the world.
Otsuka Koi Farm was founded in 1962 by Yoshikazu Otsuka, but full-time Nishikigoi production was started in 1984. They have established a reputation as an excellent Asagi producer.
Aoki Koi Farm is run by Haruo & Motoyoshi Aoki in the Katakai region. They have become well known in Japan and around the world for their varieties of Goshiki, Doitsu Goshiki, Kikusui, & more.