Many koi enthusiasts at
Marudo Koi Farm
He started his company in 1970 and had previously worked with
Dainichi. Now, his son and daughter are an active part of the
business, handling the koi and the customers. He mainly breeds
gosanke but all the other varieties are available as well.
Mr. Hirasawa with grandson
According to an article I read, Mr. Hirasawa is well aware
of the importance of genealogy, the mama and the papa, and the
skill of the breeder. However, the environment plays an important
role as one needs to keep the koi healthy and with a good appetite.
His goal is to breed the most beautiful koi that anyone has ever
seen and to have it win awards. I am hoping that as well! I selected
a beautiful kohaku to hold. I am cautious as it is not of a classic
design; the five step hi pattern drips onto the face of the koi.
I think when it grows larger and has more bulk it will be an
Maruda showa >