Isa Azukari 2018

The 5th Isa Azukari Event 2018


Konnichiwa! Welcome to this year's Isa Azukari event! "Azukari" means boarding.

In this special event, you have the opportunity to purchase a 2-year old koi from Isa Koi Farm (8 Showa and 2 Tancho Showa). Your koi will be grown in the breeder's mud ponds in Japan for the summer, and then harvested in the fall for you to enjoy.

Many of these beautiful Showas display bold sumi (black) patterns and multiple steps of hi (red) patches. As these koi mature, we expect any gray patches to darken and display deeper sumi.

These koi range from around 18–22in (46–55cm). Watching these beautiful koi grow larger and seeing their patterns develop (especially if you're going to Japan for the harvest) is a fascinating experience that you've got to try for yourself.

Videos of our Favorite Isa Azukari Koi

Scroll down to see all the koi available in this special event.

Here's how it works:

  • Purchase your favorite koi from Isa (each one is $2,800)
  • Breeder Isa will then board the koi in one of his dedicated mud ponds for the summer
  • In October, you have the unique opportunity to visit Niigata, Japan to experience the harvest of your koi in person. Can't go to Japan this year? No problem—we will send you pictures and ship your koi to Kodama Koi Farm in Hawaii for quarantining. From there, we will make shipping arrangements to your home.
  • Offer ends March 31

What's included:

  • Koi from Breeder Isa Koi Farm
  • Boarding during the growing season. Your koi will be cared for by the breeder
  • International shipping from Japan to to Kodama Koi Farm in Hawaii (shipping from Hawaii to your home is paid for separately)
  • Koi quarantine

Note: In the unfortunate event that your koi is not harvested alive, you will receive full koi credit by either Kodama Koi Farm or replacement by the breeder.

Isa Koi Farm is well known as one of the world's top Showa breeders with many koi show awards to prove it. Mr. Isa has koi breeding down to a science.

Mamoru Kodama (founder of Kodama Koi Farm) visits Isa Koi Farm each year. He notes, “One thing that is constantly reinforced by Mr. Isa is how important their mud pond soil is”.

Mr. Isa explains, “Koi have an innate talent passed from their parents. It is nothing but (good) soil that will bring out the talent. Of course, various skills of breeders are important; but soil has a larger influence than that. For example, even if we breed with thoroughbred parents, if the soil quality is not good, we cannot breed high quality koi like the parents.” — Quote from Koishi book

Get your very own Isa koi and watch how it develops!

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