The Call of Matsue Kohaku

8 Matsue Kohaku

A friend of mine recently sent me this photo from his trip to Matsue Nishikigoi Center in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. He had eight kohaku put into a show vat for closer inspection and noticed that thi ssion on the characteristics of the Matsue brand.

It was over 50 years ago that the brothers’ father, Shoichi Iizuka was intrigued by developments that he had seen in Kohaku bred by a certain “Sensuke” from Budokubo in Niigata. He had first seen these at Miyatora and then later closer to home from a gentleman named Kazumasa Morita (of Morita Sensuke fame) also of Shimane Prefecture. s was a perfect opportunity for a teaching session on the characteristics of the Matsue brand.

It was over 50 years ago that the brothers’ father, Shoichi Iizuka was intrigued by developments that he had seen in Kohaku bred by a certain “Sensuke” from Budokubo in Niigata. He had first seen these at Miyatora and then later closer to home from a gentleman named Kazumasa Morita (of Morita Sensuke fame) also of Shimane Prefecture.

I knew Sensuke was a very different type of kohaku the first time I saw one in the flesh...

Kazumasa Morita

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Brian

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Operator of Miyabi Koi Farm, a startup koi breeding and importing endeavor in the East Coast state of Delaware

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