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Thread: Momotaro October 5, Auction

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    Momotaro October 5, Auction

    I continue to be fascinated by Momotaro's marketing.... First out of the box announcing their initial Fall auction:


    Momotaro 1st Auction of
    We will have our 1th auction on Monday October 5
    13:00 & Tuesday October 6 starting at AM10:00.

    The auction will feature female nisai koi. There will also be many unsexed tosai available.
    The pictures and videos of the auction nisai will be online a few weeks before the auction.
    This auction is a dealer auction.
    Hobbiests should contact a Momotaro Koi dealer for more information on bidding.
    We look forward to seeing everyone at our auction in October.



    At this point, they cannot know what they will have for auction, but they have staked out the date.

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    The auction photos are now posted.

    http://www.momotaro-koi.eu/koi-en/

    Lots of Kohaku and Sanke are up for their first auction of the season. With Lion Queen having gotten so much attention, I had wondered if Showa would predominate. Of course, there is a wide selection of Showa from Lion Queen and her sisters. Notably, Dainichi males are listed as parents. I tried earlier this year to find out about the male parents being used, but did not succeed. All I could get was a couple of links showing customer-made video clips of males that were not good enough to evaluate what traits were possibly the reason for their selection, and no information on the bloodline of the males. I had wondered if Momotaro would go with Dainichi males or ones from their own breeding program. Using Dainichi males indicates to me that Momotaro is still in the process of building its bloodline.

    BTW, the last koi listed (as of now) is a Hi Utsuri out of Showa. Some months ago there was discussion of the attributes of Hi Utsuri Dainichi produced in its Showa. Seems the improvement over many Hi Utsuri has not gone un-noticed by many.

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    Mike, you can have as many as you wish. Please just leave the Kohaku #4 for me. Calling my dealer now ;-))

    --Dinh

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    Very good choice, Dinh. May your dealer succeed it bidding within your budget.

    There are far too many I like to make a choice. Among the Kohaku, #15 out of Mako Kohaku caught my eye. At this level, looking at photos, pattern can catch your attention and not let go.

    While it is the Showa that I would be interested in, if I was bidding, the koi most impressing me in this auction are the Sanke out of Mako Kohaku. Momotaro seems to be following up the long effort with gigantic Sanke to create ones with more Kohaku-like beni and in the process has gotten several with clean, crisp patterning of the sumi where the sumi highlights the beni pattern and does not have busy, splotchy patterning expected in Matsunosuke. The size of these overall is impressive also.

    The surprise koi for me is the GinRin Kohaku #92. I find that I keep going back to look at her again and again..... a welcome break from studying the Showa. She would be grand in any pond.

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    Please save this one for me! Thank you! :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh View Post
    Mike, you can have as many as you wish. Please just leave the Kohaku #4 for me. Calling my dealer now ;-))

    --Dinh
    You might be luckey
    Chinese dwell in superstitions and beliefs and have a huge dependence on numbers in their day to day lives. Numerology plays a vital role in their lives. They lay great emphasis on the use of numbers which, according to their culture, may be considered lucky or unlucky.
    The birth date and the name of the person are taken into consideration to calculate the lucky number for an individual and are permanent for him unless the name is changed.
    In general, even numbers are considered lucky and odd numbers as unlucky though this is not the rule of the thumb e.g. 2, 6 and 8 are considered lucky but number 4 is considered unlucky; number 9, though an odd number is gloriously among the lucky numbers.
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    A Chinese life style gives too much importance to these numbers, always being on the lookout for lucky numbers for their benefits and unlucky numbers to avoid any mishap in their lives. According to them, a number may not be absolutely lucky or unlucky but it gives them an indication as to their effect. These numbers are also applied to I- Ching and to Feng shui for furniture and buildings.

    Chinese Unlucky Number 1

    This number signifies loneliness and therefore is considered inauspicious.
    Chinese Unlucky Number 4

    This number is a dreaded number in Chinese superstition and a very unlucky number. This is because it is almost homophonous with the Chinese word 'si' which means 'death'. Therefore, numbered items in China such as phone numbers, car license numbers and room numbers omit number 4 in them. Similarly numbered products from China omit number 4 in them e.g. Canon PowerShot G series has G5 after G3, Nokia mobile phones series do not have number 4 and high rise buildings and hotels omit number 4 in numbering their floors; therefore, a building declaring 50 floors may only have 35 floors.
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    Eugene

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