My father used to raise Nishikigoi as a hobby. When I was 25, I decided to become a breeder and set up Isa Koi Farm. I did all the breeding myself, but I didn’t have much difficulties because I was blessed with good Koi from the beginning.
Starting with Kohaku, for the first few years I just kept buying and selling because I didn’t have many skills. But afterwards, I worked hard and built many field ponds. I raised Kohaku for the first dozen years or so and then went on to breed Showa Sanshoku. Fortunately, I had the honor of winning the Kokugyo Award for my Showa Sanshoku. I believe I was awarded the prize because I created a big, nicely-shaped, 32 inch Showa Sanshoku. Until then, Showa Sanshoku was known to only grow solid and small.