The 12th Chiba Prefecture Young Koi Show

Taro Beniya wins the grand championship with his 55bu Taisho Sanshoku

Judges from right. Mr. Kataoka, Mr. Miya and Mr. Kaneko

The usual auction

On 10th and 11th April, the 12th Chiba Prefecture Young Koi Show was held at Tani Fish Farm in Narita City, Chiba. Kentaro Miya (Miyaishi Koi Farm), Yasuaki Kaneko (Kaneko Koi Farm) and Taro Kataoka (Ooya Koi Farm) were in charge of judging the contestants.

As a result of the judgement, Taro Beniya’s 55bu Taisho Sanshoku was crowned, which was bred by Sakai Fish Farm and handled by Tani Fish Farm.

Although this koi show was canceled last year under the state of emergency caused by the pandemic of Covid, it was opened again this year. Under a fine day, the usual events including the competition made to the public, award ceremony and auction went smoothly. Koi lovers of Chiba and its neighboring prefectures got together and spent their weekends enjoying themselves with koi.

Grand Champion
55 bu Taisho Sanshoku
Taro Beniya bred by Sakai Fish Farm
handled by Tani Fish Farm

Grand Champion & Sakura Champion Taro Beniya

Sakura Champion
55 bu Goshiki
Taro Beniya
bred by Marushu Koi Farm
handled by Tani Fish Farm

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