Home | About Us | Contact Us


Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 28

Thread: Interview with Shigeru Mano, Dainichi Koi Farm.

  1. #11
    Tategoi
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    431
    Quote Originally Posted by koitv View Post
    I thought it was reverse. What I was thinking was, it is expesive to raise Showa than Sanke from frys. Showas are hard to predict the quality and pattern. So the culling becomes difficult and that makes many frys left behind during culling which inturn eats the space of the pond. Thank you for your insight. It made me think a little bit.

    I was surprised to hear that they have around 200 mud ponds and they manage all(both locations Niigata and Toyota) with 12 staffs. It was an interesting interview.

    I heard this interview at least 30 times to add English subtitle. Each and evey time I hear him talking, I can see his spirit towards breeding Dainichi koi and the passion in breeding koi. It's an art.

    Thanks,
    Antony.
    Yes Shigeru is a very interesting breeder, especially a rare one when he can speak good english. If you like this video, maybe you should come to Texas and meet him in person this year and you can even ask him questions that pertains to Dainichi.
    Shigeru usually visits once a year and usually in the month of April.

  2. #12
    Nisai
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by 4TEXAS View Post
    Yes Shigeru is a very interesting breeder, especially a rare one when he can speak good english. If you like this video, maybe you should come to Texas and meet him in person this year and you can even ask him questions that pertains to Dainichi.
    Shigeru usually visits once a year and usually in the month of April.

    I think in one of the other threads, I saw similar message about Shigeru's visit to Texas. Yesterday I was talking to my wife about visiting Texas and meeting Shigeru. Thanks for the info. Nothing planned yet.

    Thanks,
    Antony.

  3. #13
    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Davenport, Oklahoma
    Posts
    6,726
    A very enjoyable interview The fact that they are never satisfied with the idea that they have "arrived" has long propelled them forward and from the sound of things that isn't going to change under Shigeru's leadership I especially enjoyed his view of the "Art" of the Koi being at the forefront of his thoughts for his "Yume Koi". The "unforgettable" fish is the standard and the "next" unforgettable fish is every years goal. Small wonder they've produced so many beautiful memories

    If Luke was still here he could explain to us that there is no "Art" involved and that breeders are not "Artisans", but fortunately we can be spared from his nonsense this time around
    Larry Iles
    Oklahoma

  4. #14
    Tategoi Lomaponder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    619 Guy. Member of the Koi Club of San Diego
    Posts
    326
    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbreeder View Post
    Its been interesting to watch Shigeru progress from a young college boy in Houston to the position he holds in a multi-million dollar operation now. I've no doubt he is the world class fish farmer his father was, maybe even better.

    You must remember the huge amount of space it takes to hold the fry from spawning. In showa, the fry are culled at three days of age, prior to going to the rearing pond. Only about 30% are reared, this means that you can use 3 times as many brood fish for the same amount of rearing space. Increases your odds and lowers your cost greatly.

    Also remember this saying...."Sanke breeders go broke or crazy, usually both."

    The space needed for the fry from 2 sanke brooders is the same space you'd use for 6 showa brooders. Add to that the yeild from showa is better than from sanke anyhow, and you see that it makes a lot more financial sense to breed more showa and less sanke. Still, I much prefer sanke to showa.

    Interesting interview, I've asked Shigeru many of the same questions over the years.

    Thanks Brett for this insight. I have a deeper appreciation for sanke from hearing this..

  5. #15
    Tategoi
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    431
    Iterview is great. So where is part II??? Coming soon I hope.

  6. #16
    Nisai
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    63
    Hi all,

    First of all I want to thank Anthony (KoiTV) for the addition of subtitles and that you are promoting the sharing of this interview. I (Bram Rohaan) have held this interview in the end of July, when I worked at Dainichi during this Summer.

    If you have any more questions to Shigeru-san, I can manage to ask them to him when I meet him again. I will be in Japan end of January to visit the All Japan and also visit the Dainichi Koi Farm. At 11,12 and 13 March Shigeru-san will come to the Netherlands for the International Koi Congres to give some presentations and workshops together with me. So if you are interested to join, check this website: www.internationalkoicongres.eu.

    For more info about Dainichi, check www.koiquest.com (will change in koiquestion.com soon and also in the English language).

    Looking forward to your replies.

    With kindest regards,

    Bram Rohaan

  7. #17
    Tategoi
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    431
    Quote Originally Posted by Bremmert View Post
    Hi all,

    First of all I want to thank Anthony (KoiTV) for the addition of subtitles and that you are promoting the sharing of this interview. I (Bram Rohaan) have held this interview in the end of July, when I worked at Dainichi during this Summer.

    If you have any more questions to Shigeru-san, I can manage to ask them to him when I meet him again. I will be in Japan end of January to visit the All Japan and also visit the Dainichi Koi Farm. At 11,12 and 13 March Shigeru-san will come to the Netherlands for the International Koi Congres to give some presentations and workshops together with me. So if you are interested to join, check this website: www.internationalkoicongres.eu.

    For more info about Dainichi, check www.koiquest.com (will change in koiquestion.com soon and also in the English language).

    Looking forward to your replies.

    With kindest regards,

    Bram Rohaan
    Hey Bram,

    I heard you'll be working at Dainichi for 3 months, what months are you planning to do this? If you're at Dainichi in May, maybe we can hook up again. Is Tiebo coming this time too?

    Tom

  8. #18
    Nisai
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by 4TEXAS View Post
    Hey Bram,

    I heard you'll be working at Dainichi for 3 months, what months are you planning to do this? If you're at Dainichi in May, maybe we can hook up again. Is Tiebo coming this time too?

    Tom
    Hey Tom!

    I will very likely will go work at Dainichi from the beginning of May untill the end of November. It will not only be working, but I will go do a feeding experiment as part of my course (MSc Aquaculture and Marine Resource Managment).

    I think Tiebo will probably pass by a couple of weeks

    Hope to meet you there as well mate!

    Kind regards,

    Bram

  9. #19
    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    11,128
    Good interview. It is so much about numbers. The best eye needs many opportunities to find the potential art. From 4 million kuroki, so few considered worth raising to nisai. The determination to continually improve comes through when he says there has not been a perfect koi. It is a goal that is always ahead.

  10. #20
    Nisai
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Good interview. It is so much about numbers. The best eye needs many opportunities to find the potential art. From 4 million kuroki, so few considered worth raising to nisai. The determination to continually improve comes through when he says there has not been a perfect koi. It is a goal that is always ahead.
    Hi Mike,

    I totally agree with your post. I think the perfect Koi will never be born, but you should always aim for the highest possible. I know Shigeru-san, together with his older brothers Hiroshi-san and Futoshi-san, will try to improve their Koi every year. I think they allready proven that they manage this aim, considering the results of the last couple of years with a big amount of Grand Champion throphees which they won on different shows.

    This breeding season I will try to do my best to match their passion for improvement.

    Kind regards,

    Bram

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Holland koi show 2012 Grand Champion and interview
    By aquatechnobel in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-26-2012, 04:43 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-18-2010, 09:16 PM
  3. Eastern Nishikigoi & Dainichi Koi Farm Seminar
    By Nancy M. in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 149
    Last Post: 04-17-2009, 06:47 PM
  4. Dainichi Koi Farm
    By cppond in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 03-16-2007, 04:09 PM
  5. Quality Koi Interview
    By Brian in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 08:27 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com