Japan Nishikigoi Expo 2019

Dive into the world of koi

Koi-keeping can be a fulfilling hobby, especially after building your perfect pond oasis. But they’re not just pretty to look at. There is the history of koi in Japan that’s woven into the culture and the hard work over decades that it took koi breeders to develop different varieties. In this Japan Nishikigoi Expo, you’re invited to join us and koi enthusiasts at Southern Turf’s facility to see gorgeous Japanese koi and Tamasaba goldfish, learn about their history, and buy your own “living jewels” for your pond.

See for yourself the beauty of Japanese koi and enjoy this FREE family-friendly event.

Seminar by Taro Kodama

Taro KodamaCurious about our $25,000 koi? Taro Kodama will be sharing his koi expertise and judging skills to let you know what makes our $25k koi so valuable and show you want to look for when hunting for the cream-of-crop.

Seminar will be at Southern Turf’s facility on Saturday at 1 pm.

Koi fans, get extra credit by reading “What is a Nishikigoi? (Koi Fish History Explained)“.

Free koi farm tour

Sign up at the venue for a FREE farm tour (about 30-min long) and:

  • see our koi ponds and facilities
  • learn about our history
  • see how we care for and ship koi

*Sturdy shoes are recommended because some areas may be slippery or rocky.

Food for purchase

You hungry? There will be a concession stand serving yummy:

  • Hot dogs
  • Chips
  • Cold beverages

Program schedule

SATURDAY (9 am–4 pm) 

  • 11 am: Koi farm tour*
  • 1 pm: Seminar about top-tier koi by Taro Kodama
  • 2 pm: Koi farm tour*


SUNDAY (9 am–2 pm)

  • 11 am: Koi farm tour*

*To tour the farm, please sign up. Each farm tour is about 30 mins long.


Join us at Southern Turf for the Japan Nishikigoi Expo

Location: Kodama Koi Farm and Southern Turf

94-840 Lanikuhana Ave, Mililani, HI 96789 (open in Google Maps)

Date: March 16–17, 2019


Cost: FREE admission

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