Niigata Koi

“Niigata Koi” are guaranteed born and raised where the biggest names in Koi breeding still live---Niigata Prefecture. We can make this guarantee because all of the breeders that we purchase our Koi from are located in Niigata.

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The mountainous land of Yamakoshi Village is the recognized birthplace of Japanese Nishikigoi. Since the 1830’s local farmers in the area began breeding carp, beginning with white carp patterned with red markings.

For nearly two centuries, hundreds of families living in the mountains surrounding Ojiya city have devoted their lives to the breeding and improvement of Japanese Nishikigoi.

Within the past 25 years, this rewarding industry has spread throughout Japan and several other countries. However, the “heart” of Nishikigoi breeding remains centered in Niigata where it first began those many years ago. The introduction of this category of Koi...

“Niigata Koi” is needed because within the 10 acres, 130 ponds and 100,000 Koi our farm in Hawaii provides, we occasionally may have a Koi whose origins are not clear except for the most important fact that they are from one of our prestigious breeder partners in Niigata.

“Niigata Koi” are guaranteed born and raised where the biggest names in Koi breeding still live---Niigata Prefecture. We can make this guarantee because all of the breeders that we purchase our Koi from are located in Niigata.

We have koi available to buy from Niigata online if shown below the search field. If not, contact us with what you're looking for and we'll help find the right koi.

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