His representative work of Goshiki is four steps Goshiki Sanke of Mr. Anabuki, honorary chairman of ZNA. He releases 200,000 fries to mud ponds in spring. By fall, he culls them three times to keep 5000-8000 fries. He scarifies 2 Koi to get one Koi. He also breeds other varieties. He is one of the young leading breeders in Niigata.
Ginrin Kohaku that glitters on the beautiful pattern explains why Nishikigoi are called "living jewels." Mr. Kiichi Hoshino of Teradomari Koi Farm is the top breeder of the living jewels of Ginrin Kohaku. At this time, I would like to introduce him and his Ginrin Kohaku. Driving 20 km (12.5 miles) north from Ojiya city, the main area of koi breeding, you will find Teradomari Koi Farm.
Mr. Kiichi Hoshino, the owner of the farm, is an excellent breeder with more than 31 years of experience. His Ginrin Kohaku is especially famous. With three koi (pictured in this article), he won “Best in Variety” at the All Japan Nishikigoi Shows four times-in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001.
Needless to say, the title proves the highest quality of his Ginrin Kohaku. “Best in Variety”is literally the title given to the most beautiful and excellent koi in each variety at the All Japan Nishikigoi Show every year. Winning the title gives the breeder and the bloodline the recognition of a top status.