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DSC_0717 - Version 2 What an impressive head, isn’t it? This is the head of a real old school type of Sanke, although the fish itself isn’t that old yet. It seems like the fish looks a bit mean, but I don’t think she actually means to give this kind of impression. This Sanke has a nice story behind it. It all started in the year 2011, the year in which I have spend seven months working at Dainichi Koi Farm…

At the end of my stay it was also time for the last big activity of the year for Dainichi, namely: Ikeage! The ‘holy’ harvest of a Koi breeder. At the time I was harvesting a jumbo pond in the Kawaguchi area. Within this area there are many Koi farms, such as Hirasawa Marusei, Maruhiru (son of Marusei) Choguro and Miyatora. Not a long time after we have started lifting the Koi, an Ornafish car with inside driver Chris and Stefano Rivola passed by. And ofcourse, came back! I had the luck both are good camera men, so I could finally get some pictures of myself doing the harvest! Also Stefano was lucky, as he was allowed to help a bit with the pulling of the net and bringing the Koi to the truck.

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Me harvesting a particular Sanke… Picture made by Stefano Rivola

When looking back at the pictures that were made from me, I noticed that one of the nicest pictures (the one above) was from a Koi that I already knew for a longer time. This Koi was purchased by a Dutch hobbyist the year before, and I even bowled it up for him in the Koi house. And now, on the last Interkoi (13 & 14 april 2013) I saw her again, winning a second prize:

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A Sanke I will not soon forget about!

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