This is a great box of Ginrin Showa Japanese koi from Takahashi Koi Farm. These 13 to 15 cm Tosai (1 year old) Showa are showing excellent colour with deep Hi and the sumi is already strong in many of the koi. The Ginrin (diamond) scales are very prominent and add a lot of sparkle. The picture and video show some regular scaled Showa, but this box is 100% Ginrin.
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.