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    Minuma Goshiki

    I have always been interested in and fascinated by Minuma Goshiki. From pictures, they look very refined in comparison to other goshiki. I know people from different parts of the world have access to them (Asia, Europe). What's the reason Minuma Goshiki are not available to the U.S.? (anyone?)

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    Good question.

    I'd guess because U.S. dealers are so eager to get to Niigata they don't hang around the Tokyo area long enough to take in a nearby farm. The economics of a day in Tokyo area for just one breeder may be a factor. Dealers tend not to go to areas that have only a few breeders. Some highly respected breeders are neither in Niigata nor in the south. We do not hear much about them in U.S., but their fish get honored at the major shows in Japan. You always have Hiroi mentioned for Goshiki, but hardly ever Minuma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Good question.

    I'd guess because U.S. dealers are so eager to get to Niigata they don't hang around the Tokyo area long enough to take in a nearby farm. The economics of a day in Tokyo area for just one breeder may be a factor. Dealers tend not to go to areas that have only a few breeders. Some highly respected breeders are neither in Niigata nor in the south. We do not hear much about them in U.S., but their fish get honored at the major shows in Japan. You always have Hiroi mentioned for Goshiki, but hardly ever Minuma.
    Good information, thank you. It all makes sense to me. Also Kondo Goshiki as well.

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