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    A Little Perspective

    I was sorting photos and came across this scan from a book published in the 1970s. Gave me a chuckle. Smile and be thankful.
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    Hi Mike,

    Is that Axelrod's book?
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    Yes. I expect the photo was taken years prior to the publication.

    The book is too outdated for providing help to today's hobbyists, but for perspective on koi history, I find it very useful. I recall being absolutely amazed by koi depicted in it ...back in 1978. There wasn't anything like them around. Now, I wonder how I could ever have thought they were beautiful. The idea that the koi in the photo above were prized oyagoi is what seems amazing now. And, that I actually believed what I read at that time is telling on several levels.

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    They look better than my first collection in 1989.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    I was sorting photos and came across this scan from a book published in the 1970s. Gave me a chuckle. Smile and be thankful.
    Not too many years ago I would have been absolutely THRILLED to have that group schooling in our pond... Thanks to KB my tastes now greatly exceed my budget (Ignorance really was bliss)

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