These 12-15 cm Japanese koi are nice quality Doitsu Showa from Takahashi Koi Farm. These Tosai (1 year old), are already beginning to show Sumi (black) development in a well balanced overall pattern. Takahashi is well known for their excellent Showa, so you can bet these (like most good quality Showas) will get better with age.
Takahashi koi farm was established in 1958, in the Uonuma region by Hanjyuro Takahashi. The farm is now mainly operated by his son Takehisa. They breed several varieties of koi such as Sanke, Kohaku, Asagi, Hikarimono and more but are most well known for their Showa. Their koi are well regarded in Japan and they win many awards at koi shows.