Mr. Hirasawa, for 18 years, played an important role in establishing the Dainichi brand. He now actively takes in new approaches such as accepting students from vocational schools. Since he started his own company in 1970, he has been producing Koi with an emphasis on quality, and his goal is to produce Koi that will captivate the world.
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Training at Dainichi Koi Farm for 18 years, he took over his fathers farm, Marudo Koi Farm. Being very much familiar with every character of Dainichi bloodline and its parental Kois and basing on the line, he has tried to develop more beautiful Nishikigoi.
Well, I learned the importance of "body conformation." Another thing is to be particular about "hi." Then, there was no such thing as color enhancing food. So, we concentrated on making better hi quality, redder hi, thicker hi. By all means, we were crazy about body conformation and hi. The body conformation is the body line. Unforced and relaxing body conformation was what we were looking for. When koi with good body conformation swims, the posture is breathtakingly beautiful. Every koi hobbyist will feel the beauty beyond description. Nishikigoi also has a beauty as it swims in schools. But we breeders pursue the ideal body conformation in an individual koi. It is ideal when we look at the body conformation and feel good about it.
Real Koi means what many people celebrate. I think there are two criteria for Real Koi to be recognized by many people. First is "a big koi." The second is "a beautiful koi." The beauty means body conformation, quality, and pattern. Every celebrated koi in the past has unforgettable pattern, coloration, and body conformation. I want to breed koi that will remain in everybody’s heart.