Mr. Kodama started his career as a researcher at Fresh Water Aquaculture Experimental Station of Aichi Pref., Japan. After 5 years, he founded Miyoshiike, a specialized dealer of Niigata Nishikigoi 40 years ago.
He has won grand champion at All Japan Nishikigoi Shows 5 times and is recognized as a sharpest-eyed dealer of Nishikigoi. The famous Koi that he has dealt with are “This is Kohaku,” “Loran,” “Daiya no Kamen,” and many more. In 1990, Mr. Kodama partnered with a company in Taiwan and he started teaching them the breeding of Koi. In 1993, he launched a breeding farm in Okinawa until 2000.
The breeding experience in the tropical climate at this time reassured the decision to open a Koi farm in Hawaii. In 2001, Mr. Kodama launched Japan Koi Online, a distribution center in California and assigned Taro Kodama as president. At about the same time, he started to write articles on Niigata Koi breeders in the magazine “KOI USA”, and still continues to do so. Japan
Koi Online has introduced almost 60,000 Niigata Koi throughout the USA. This would not have been able to be done without the network he established with the breeders in Niigata for 40 years.
Japan Koi Online which has now been relocated to Hawaii and has been renamed Kodama Koi Farm, has 10 acres for Koi, which make for a much large scale of operation.
Celebration of the birthday of MAMORU KODAMA in commemoration of the 76th year
Mr.Kodama's Next Dream " Build Koi Park"
Mamoru Kodama, one of his dreams is "Building Koi Park" in US. His wish will come true someday.
All High Quality Koi Are Only $760 and $7,600 In Honor Of Mamoru Kodama's Birthday!