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The magazine RINKO, first published in May,1975, is the first Nishikigoi journal in the world. We offer various fields of information concerning Nishikigoi. RINKO is a networking site created for Nishikigoi fanciers. Almost all of the important articles from the Japanese edition of RINKO magazine are covered in digest form.

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Contetns of RINKO 2003

RINKO333#333(2003/01/01)
Masao Kato makes a comeback after eleven years -- The 38th ZNA All Japan Nishikigoi Show (Niigata) / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 7) / 39th Hiroshima Nishikigoi Show / Fish Disease Lesson (the latter part) / So many men, so many ponds -- The ZNA All Japan Nishikigoi Show winner shares the joy of victory with his fellows / ZNA 31st Shikoku District Nishikigoi Show / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery

RINKO334#334(2003/01/15)
Glamour of Red Colored Koi -- Exposition of Benigoi, Aka Matsuba, Hi Utsuri and others / ZNA 30th Kinki District Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan (53) / My Proud Koi -- Yukio Omachi / Nishikigoi and Me -- A one-man judgment (No. 7) / ZNA 32nd Kyushu District Nishikigoi Show / RINKO Gallery (124)

RINKO335#335(2003/02/01)
ZNA 38th All Japan Nishikigoi Show / The system is made by making the best use of strong points that two professionals have respectively / The sale of excellent koi is available in every part of Japan / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 8) / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / So many men, so many ponds -- Koi breeding is equivalent to the taste of honey -- Ishizo Higashi (Aomori prefecture)

RINKO336#336(2003/02/15)
ZNA 38th All Japan Nishikigoi Show (Part II) / Nishikigoi and Me -- Harvesting from the ponds in Iwasawa (No. 8) / My Proud Koi / A visit to an established shop -- Matsuda Gyoguten Corporation -- Through trial and error they succeeded in making various fishnets / RINKO Gallery (125)

RINKO337#337(2003/03/01)
A prompt report of the 35th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show -- Mr. Masamitsu HayakawaUs Kohaku crowned Grand Champion / So many men, so many ponds -- Keeping koi is the source of all his vital power -- Takeharu Hattori (Toyama Prefecture) / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / 3rd Shikoku District Nishikigoi Show / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 9)

RINKO338#338(2003/03/15)
35th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show / Nishikigoi and Me -- Koi of two and three years old to be harvested (No. 9) / My Proud Koi / The usage and effects of "Tenchijin Sand Tenpusui" pond medication tested -- by Kato Fish Farm / Beauty of Japan

RINKO339#339(2003/04/01)
Talking with big men -- Mr. Masamitsu Hayakawa, the 35th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show winner, talks about koi breeding with his fellow koi fanciers and koi dealers The first part / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 10) / The 3rd Hokuriku District Nishikigoi Show / So many men, so many ponds -- Beloved koi can cure oneUs fatigue -- Kazuhiko Urata (Toyama Prefecture) / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / This is the point. <1> -- How to select Taisho Sanshoku / A Visit to Mr. Shunji IzumiUs Garden Pond -- The koi keeping gathers lots of company

RINKO340#340(2003/04/15)
Talking with big men -- Mr. Masamitsu Hayakawa, the 35th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show winner, talks about koi breeding with his fellow koi fanciers and koi dealers (The latter part) / Nishikigoi and Me -- Harvesting of three-year-old koi (No. 10) / My Proud Koi / 33rd Nakauonuma & Tokamachi Nishikigoi Show / RINKO Gallery (126) / Nishikigoi appreciation lecture -- TANCHO / 29th Nagano Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO341#341(2003/05/01)
Introduction to a new product -- RNobiruwonS, a paste diet for the growth of fry and the use of muddy ponds / The 14th Kyushu District Nishikigoi Show / 14th Kyushu District Nishikigoi Show / This is the point. <2> -- Health care starts from feeding / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 11) / So many men, so many ponds -- A senior koi fancier of Okinawa enjoys breeding koi in his roof garden -- Seishun Komesu (Okinawa Prefecture)

RINKO342#342(2003/05/15)
Talking about Jumbo Fish -- Challenges of a koi farmer full of visions of his future (The first half) / SakaiUs spring auction and spot sale -- A well-received new plan / Zennihon Airikai 1st Ehime District Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan / The 35th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show -- An interview with the Taigyo-no-Bu class champion fish owner, Mitsuzo Kaneko / Nishikigoi and Me -- About Takako Shibusawa (No. 11) / My Proud Koi / RINKO Gallery (127)

RINKO343#343(2003/06/01)
topix -- The 21st All Japan Young Nishikigoi Show -- The grand championship went to Toshio Otsuka / Talking about Jumbo Fish -- Challenges of a koi farmer full of visions of his future -- The latter half / 38th Fukui Nishikigoi Show / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 12) / Nishikigoi auction at the Narita Yogyoen in Aichi -- Heated bids for some popular fish / 22nd Kitauonuma Nishikigoi Show / This is the point. <3> -- Find the future of a koi from the look of its Sumi on the hands of a yearling Showa!

RINKO344#344(2003/06/15)
The 21st All Japan Young Nishikigoi Show Part I / My Proud Koi / Beauty of Japan / Nishikigoi and Me -- About Takako Shibusawa (No. 12) / RINKO Gallery (128) / So many men, so many ponds -- Enjoying koi keeping with his grand children -- Minoru Takada

RINKO345#345(2003/07/01)
The 21st All Japan Young Nishikigoi Show Part II / topix -- Event of hunting Hoshikin Kohaku 150 koi fanciers from in and out of Japan gathers / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 13) -- Two-year-old Ranchu / topix -- A customary event of the Tokyo Dainichi-kai / This is the point. <4> -- Relationship between the color of Hi and the fishUs health condition / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery

RINKO346#346(2003/07/15)
Nishikigoi and Me -- A 'one-man' judgment (No. 13) / My Proud Koi / 50th Nagaoka Nishikigoi Show / Splendid koi in our memories Part 2 -- Winners of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Shows / So many men, so many ponds -- The largest indoor pond in Okinawa completed -- Noriaki Kuteken / 34th ZNA Kumamoto Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO347#347(2003/08/01)
Special feature article - From spawning to culling of young fish - Dainichi Koi Farm / 28th Tokai District Nishikigoi Show / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 14) -- 2-year-old Ranchu / So many men, so many ponds -- As clouds float and water swift -- Masao Shinoda / 1st Hiroshima Kita Nishikigoi Show / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery

RINKO348#348(2003/08/15)
The main stream of Kikokuryu In the midst of culling young Kikokuryu / Splendid koi in our memories Part 2 Winners of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Shows / Zen Nihon Airikai 1st Tokushima & Kochi Nishikigoi Show / Introduction of new goods The simple machine full of know-how Kuroko suction machine invented / This is the point. <5>Ponds troubled with Hikkui disease and ponds free from it / My Proud Koi / Rinko Gallery / 2nd JA Nagaoka Nishikigoi Show / 7th ChikugoYoung Nishikigoi Show / A catalogue of filter media Part 1 / Beauty of Japan

RINKO349#349(2003/09/01)
A Call on a Koi Producer -- Mr. Fujio Oomo of Oomo Koi Farm / 31st Kanto Koshinetsu District Nishikigoi Show / What Is A Ranchu? A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 15)/ Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / Topix -- Tom's Annual Koi Show & Seminar / The site thronged with family parties / A catalogue of filter media Part 2 / 13th Kumamoto Nishikigoi Show

RINKO350#350(2003/09/15)
Special feature -- Dainichi koi farm in Ojiya city, Niigata prefecture -- The process of koi's spawning and selection of some young fish Artificial spawning / 1st Zennihon Airikai Shikoku District Nishikigoi Show / My Proud Koi / Splendid koi in our memories Part 2 -- Winners of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Shows / Freshness is the life of dried silkworm pupae -- Kawaguchi Store presents dried silkworm pupae -- Necessities to grow excellent koi / Beauty of Japan / This is the point. <6> -- A well-balanced diet makes a healthy and well-formed koi Takayuki Izeki / 33rd ZNA Kyushu District Nishikigoi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO351#351(2003/10/01)
topix -- "Taagari Koi Show" held by Mushigame Rinyukai / Nishikigoi Who's Who -- Kazuo Tamagawa (Shiga Prefecture) A surviving old master / 26th ZNA Chugoku District Nishikigoi Show / A chart of all the varieties of Nishikigoi / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / What Is A Ranchu?-- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 16) / 2003 Fukuoka District Nishikigoi Show

RINKO352#352(2003/10/15)
The memory of the late Mr. Goroji Sato of Yamakoshi Village, popularly known as "Gosukedon" / 31st ZNA Kinki District Nishikigoi Show / My Proud Koi / Beauty of Japan / This is the point.<7> Experiences and perceptions are too risky to rely on Water quality improved by bacterial purification of muddy soil -- Takayuki Izeki / Splendid koi in our memories Part 2 -- Winners of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Shows / Kumamoto Koi Producer's Association / The 30th Nishikigoi Show / 4th Amidanokai Nishikigoi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO353#353(2003/11/01)
Selection of young fish -- Dainichi koi farm, Ojiya city, Niigata prefecture / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / 32nd ZNA Shikoku District Nishikigoi Show / 11th Taagari Koi Show -- Isamu Hoshino wins the grand championship / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 17) / A Visit to Koi farmers in Uonuma, Niigata -- The three "Kobayashi Showa" koi farmers / Zennihon Airikai -- 1st Ehime Toyo Branch Nishikigoi Show

RINKO354#354(2003/11/15)
An encounter with "White Tiger" brought the owner true joy -- Mr. Masamichi Yui / The First Autumnal Open Sale at Okayama Momotaro Koi Farm -- Sale accompanied with the opening of the new breeding pond / 28th ZNA Hokuriku District Nishikigoi Show / My Proud Koi / Beauty of Japan / Unique Koi / Emptying the field pond of Kiyoshi Maekawa -- (The pond for yearlings) / 27th Kotohira Nishikigoi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO355#355(2003/12/01)
The 43rd Niigata Prefecture Nishikigoi Show (Nogyosai) -- Hoshikin koi farm crowned with the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministers award / 43rd Niigata Nishikigoi Show (Nogyosai) / Shoichi Suda Photo Gallery / What Is A Ranchu? -- A manual for those who learn from the very beginning (No. 18) / The Sakai Fish farm's spot sale and auction -- The total number of visitors exceeded last year's / Let's get through the wintering successfully! -- Checks to make before failing early in spring / Hiroshima Shinichicho 12th Taagari Nishikigoi Show

RINKO356#356(2003/12/15)
Emptying field ponds at the Oomo koi farm -- An operation, international in character / ZNA 29th Kanto District Nishikigoi Show / Ojiya, Yamakoshi 11th Ta-agari Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan / My Proud Koi / Nishikigoi serving at the "Ise Jingu" Shinto shrine as a sacred fish / ZNA 28th Tokai District Nishikigoi Show / Unique Koi / Rinko Gallery

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