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Thread: Kuroki books...Still the foundation of the hobby?

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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    Kuroki books...Still the foundation of the hobby?

    Kinda interest to see how many new hobbyist are getting into "Nishikigoi", some of us one time and still water garden hobbyist have converted. With this in mind how many of us own the Kuroki books on Nishikigoi. I know when I started I bought "The Manual To Nishikigoi", how many "Newbies" are making this book the foundation of their Nishikigoi hobby?

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    hope koi kichi one turns out to be the standard!

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    I came into Kuroki's book much after KK1 and the Tetra book of koi.. now there is bit of a wide variance in the scope of those two books..LOL

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    KK1 was my first boolk.. Later I let people use it who were building a pond. The last couple who used it never returned it.. Its been a year! I miss that book nI have been looking for the hard copy.. No more playing library... I jsut send to Bito..


    Joe ( In Mammoth right now flyfishing, Climbing and dir biking!)

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    Kuroki is rather outdated at this point, but an easy read that gives perspective. Go back to Amano's Living Jewels from 1968 and you can see how far the hobby has come. Something to appreciate: the best is yet to come.

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    this is the book

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    I have the highest regard for the tremendous contribution the good doctor made to koi appreciation around the world. I wouldn't want anything to take away from that.

    The technology of our hobby has truely advanced tremendously since his book was published.

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    Kuroki San did more to spread the hobby of Nishikigoi than anyone living or dead. Before his books, his efforts with ZNA and his editorship with Rinko, no one in the west really had any idea about koi varieties and the mystique of koi as a fundamental Japanese love and art form. His support and enthusiasm for the koi show and the categorizing of koi crosses was typical of a scientific mind. But the man was also an artist and poet. Many do not realize that he published Japanese poetry under a pen name. He supported the hobby with words, deeds and money. His chapter in Beppu/ Oita still considers the showa as their special club fish and take great pride in the knowledge each member has regarding this variety- it is no wonder that showa was Kuroki's favorite.

    Kuroki San has received awards upon awards from the Japanese government, trade groups and associations- the man was a giant.

    Today his books are dated but I have never failed to learn something new when I pick up the books. The more you know, the more you can read his words in a different light and begin to understand his depth of knowledge. And in all of his writings, his fascination with koi comes through.


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    KK1 is my first and then Kuroki.
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    Need to get me a kuroki book. Where would one find it?

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