The next day we did some last minute shopping and then boarded
the bullet train back to Tokyo and then yet another train to
the airport. I was so proud and relieved that we found our way
in the crowded stations with a maze of different levels and tracks.
The visit to this magical land with the beauty of the landscape
and the warmth of the people was so memorable. One can feel the
presence of former generations of koi breeders watching over
their legacy and marveling at the beautiful creations of nishikigoi.
After seeing first hand all the efforts of time, money and experience
that go into the breeding of koi, I have a new found responsibility
to nourish, maintain and foster the growth and health of the
koi in my pond.
Judy Walker, the author and Barbara
Flowers in the Narita Airport >