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    Sanke from Marusaka?

    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me more about Marusaka Yorijyo, and the quality of the Sanke they produce?

    I'm interested to hear about quality Sanke from the smaller or lesser known farms which some of you may have visited.

    Thanks.
    Collis

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    Hi Collis,

    Do you mean Marusada? in Mushigame?

    Best Regards,

    Bob Winkler

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    I've visited Marusaka several times. He's based in Uttogi, Ojiya-shi.

    I've seen several good Sanke there, Connoisseur Koi UK has imported some large ones over the years. They have the Matsunosuke look about them in size and shape.

    Apart from the Sanke the other fish that impressed me were his Kujaku. He also bred Kin-ki-utsuri.

    He was also breeding Koromo, the larger specimens were impressive but the smaller ones were too hit & miss for me.

    rgds BERN
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    Marusaka from Uttogi

    Hi Bob,
    As Bern rightly pointed out, it's Marusaka from Uttogi. Have you been there?

    Bern, thanksabunch for your feedback. I've heard of some good quality Sanke from Marusaka, but haven't seen any specimens myself.

    What about Sanke from other farms you have visited? Hoshiyone is another I've heard about. Bought a beautiful kohaku from them last year. Don't know much about their Sanke though.

    Thanks again.
    Collis

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    Teruo Hiroi

    Teruo Hiroi(Marusaka Yorijo) uses Jimbei bloodline for his Sanke. Breeding koi for 54 years. Teruchiyo(father) stabilized the Platinum variety. Best known for Kin Ki Utsuri.
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    Nope, never been there... though now I may look them up this October. Thnx!


    Best regards,

    Bob Winkler

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    Hi Bob,

    It's an interesting place to visit.
    Down the road (and I mean down) from the house there is the conventional type fish house complex you seen a million times before, but up near the hose there's a building which is sort of a cross between a garage and a barn. In there, in ponds that look more like flooded inspection pits are some of his quality koi.

    Beware, the guy has a penchant for making that snake sake, where live snakes are kept in bottles of the stuff.

    Happy hunting.

    rgds BERN
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    Colis,

    All my koi buying trips have been in Niigata so I can only speak about my experiences there.

    To be honest, where Sanke are concerned I tend to be quite blinkered, it's Matsunosuke for me. Therefore I recommend Yamamatsu, Kazuto and Marujyu because they all use the Matsunosuke line.

    Others where I have seen Sanke to die for are, Miyaishi, Torazo and Miyatora which I guess are familiar names. The odd man out was Kaneko, more famous for Kujaku, Kumonryu and Shiro Utsuri, however, I saw a particularly beautiful one there.

    rgds BERN
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    Bern,
    been across the road from yamamatsu to shintaro? I like his sanke and they are definetly matsunosuke bloodline. Bill Blackburn has done real well in the shows with his stuff. Hasagawa has a few nice sanke in ojiya
    but is better known for his kohaku.

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    Thanks to all for sharing.

    Bern, I'll look up those farms you mentioned. Question - Which part of Niigata are they located (ie Kazuto, Marujyu, Miyaishi, Miyatora)?
    Collis

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