Kataoka - Oya Koi Farm

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One of the breeders who, more than anybody else, takes pride in Niigata’s ancient traditions and culture and who insists on handing them down to the next generation precisely because Niigata is the birthplace of Nishikigoi. He and his family enjoy working together to produce beautiful Taisho Sanshoku.
Koi Varieties Bred:
Taisho Sanshoku

Tetsutaro Kataoka created 1961 the Katasei Koi farm. Straight ones with the school finished, he decided to begin with the Koizüchterei and breeds since that time Taisho Sanshoku. Although Tetsutaro Kataoka was warned by some Koizüchtern not to concern itself equal at the beginning with the difficult and risky breed of the Taisho Sanshoku he was from the beginning very successful. it changed the names of the Koi farm in “Oya Koi farm” for 1972.


Tetsutaro Kataoka is very nature-conscious humans. Thus it made its completely own experiences in the Koizucht. Although already so some Koi did not have promising characteristics, but nevertheless a certain fascination on the viewer exercised, waited for Tetsutaro Kataoka simply. Such Koi very often developed then to a splendour copy.


Tetsutaro Kataoka does not specify the characteristics of a Koi, if he is located calmly in the water, but rather, if he is in motion. Because straight then is most intensive the radiant emittance of a Taisho Sanshoku. And although it white that there is no perfect Koi, attaches it nevertheless great importance to the fact that its Koi have intensive colors and good body forms.