Congratulations to Bart Thompson on winning Baby Grand Champion at the 11th Annual Golden Empire Koi Show in Bakersfield, California this last weekend.
Purchased from Pan Intercorp, this beautiful Sanke sports large patches of jet black Sumi that are a stark contrast to the balanced crimson Hiban. This Sanke was bred by Sakai of Hiroshima and is just over one year old. Bart’s eye for the best brought him top honors this past weekend.
Way to go Bart!
Autumn has arrived and Japan’s koi breeders are busy harvesting this year’s crop of Nishikigoi.
Click on this link Sakai Auction for a sneak preview of some of the koi that are going to be offered at Sakai of Hiroshima’s Fall Dealers Auction on October 3rd and 4th. Don’t forget to check back frequently as new koi will continue to be added in the days preceding the auction.
If you see something that you would be interested in bidding on, or if you have questions regarding the Auction, call Joel Burkard at 206-769-4950.
Clients purchasing koi through this auction will have the option of keeping their purchase in Japan, either to be boarded and grown on under the care of Sakai of Hiroshima or to be entered in any one of a number of Japanese koi shows, including but not limited to the All Japan Combined Koi Show.