Koi 1 & Koi 2
The most detailed and in-depth books about Japanese Koi printed in English. Provides comprehensive information on the breeders' operations and businesses - parent koi, mud pond space, number of koi produced.
Koi Volume 1
351 pages dedicated entirely to the study of Gosanke varieties -origins, skin quality, growth development and characteristics of certain bloodlines.
Koi - sexing, judging, size and age, methods of rearing, colour, and skin quality.
Gosanke Varieties - The book goes into great detail discussing and providing photographic examples of sahi and kiwa, skin quality, growth and development, origins, bloodlines, and body forms for all the gosanke varieties.
Breeder sections include a detail history and description of production values for breeders in Nagaoaka, Ojiya, Uonuma, Isawa, Fukui, Hiroshima, and Fukuoaka regions. Just a partial lists includes Maruboshi, Hasegawa, Isa, Torazo, Shinoda, Izumiya, Hoshikin, Oomo, Maudo, Jinbei, Tanaka, Shintaro, Murata, Matsunosuke, Kachi, Sakai, Ueno, and Ogata.
In-depth explanations about Koi care and health, water chemistry, nutrition, etc.
Koi Volume 2
Also 351 pages, dedicated entirely to the study of Kawari varieties - origins, skin quality, growth development and characteristics of certain bloodlines.
Shiro Utsuri, Ki Utsuri, Bekko, Asagi, Gin Rin varieties, Doitsu varieties, Shusui, Goshiki, Hajiro, Kumonryu, Chagoi, Soragoi, Ochiba, Midorigoi, Koromo, Yamabuki, Ogon, Matsuba, Hariwake, Kikusui, Kujaku, Kikokuryu, and many more! This section also discusses the development of varieties from Kobayashi Showa, Tatsu Magoi, and Asagi Magoi.
Similar to Volume 1, the book provides for an extensive discussion of various breeders of Kawari including Aoki, Ikarashi, Kase, Yotaro, Otsuka, Kataoka, Sakazume, Masaki, Kuniyasu, Ohya, Hirasawa, Chogorou, Miya, Yagenji, Hosokai, Kaneko, Ohfuchi, Yamasaki, Yamada, and Omosako.