I have been remiss in the past couple of months in updating my blog, and I must apologize….
Devin opened the sale of his Jumbo Tosai before I did in Minnesota and my father flew in to help out at the Koi Acres’ Spring Sale, which was a very successful event thanks to all the hobbyists and friends who made it possible! Hobbyists from all over the country-from Minnesota to New York-came to appreciate and take part in the annual open house at Koi Acres.
The Filipino Koi Community was not to be left behind as one of kOis & pOnds’ own purchased one of the very special jumbo tosai from Devin to be put in his mud ponds as a possible contender at future American Koi Shows. Mr. Dennis Sytin is a force to be reckoned with not only in the Philippine Koi Keeping Community but in Japan as well. This year he decided to possibly enter a more global scale of Koi Competition and purchased a couple of beautiful Tategoi from Devin’s Jumbo Tosai Selection this year. Personally, they are among my favorites:
Aren’t they beautiful?
They have been put in the mudponds as this is being written, and I am so excited to see all the fish come out in the fall! There should be amazing nisai, sansai and yonsai this year, especially since there are more mudponds now than the year prior. Yipee!
My brother and I came to the Philippines to open the sale of our very special Jumbo Tosai Shipment this Spring/Summer of 2012. This shipment is very close to my heart as this is the first time that I went to Japan to select Koi solo flight as has been documented in the previous blogs.
Before anything else I would like to thank the Filipino Koi Hobbyists not only for such a warm welcome, but also for appreciating the collection that I selected. It means so much to me and I am truly grateful to everyone who stopped by to take a look.
As can be expected, one always has their favorites in the bunch, and this bunch is no exception. Devin and I almost always talk about fish, and we usually tell each other which one is “our pick”; some days we agree, some days we don’t. Well, this is an example of the latter.
It’s Mikki vs. Devin time!
These photos were taken just today, and this is a raw file-absolutely no editing done.
This is my pick:
and this is Devin’s:
Both are from Isa. Thoughts, anyone? Which one do you like more? I personally think they are both very beautiful fish, so it’s a tough call. But I made my decision. What’s yours? 🙂
[Side Note: That Goshiki beside my Showa is pretty awesome too… Devin and I like it.]
It will be interesting to see how these fishes develop over the next year. I hope that I get to see these fish compete against each other at the next Philippine Koi Show/kOis & pOnds Cup in 2013! Very special event as we will be celebrating 20 years in the Koi Industry! I hope to see everyone there again!