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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 2009

RINKO500#500(2009/12/15)
New Age of Koi Keeping in Water Tanks / Mr. Yoshida of Odakan vs. Mr. Narita of Narita Koi Farm -- What is a new sales strategy they have worked out for the future? (Part 2) / Hokkaido Nishikigoi Dokokai Club -- Mr. Hisashi Harada's Shiro Utsuri wins in their 9th Show / The 43rd JA Echigo Ojiya Nishikigoi Show -- Torazo Urakawa Koi Farm bred Kohaku is declared the winner / The 29th Uonuma City Koi Show -- The grand championship goes to the Kohaku belonging to Mr. Shinji Murata / My Proud Koi / ZNA Kyushu District the 3rd Young Koi Show / Unique Koi / Rinko Gallery

RINKO499#499(2009/12/01)
The 49th Niigata Nishikigoi Show -- Dainichi-bred Kohaku wins the Fisheries Minister's Prize / Dainichi-Narita's joint event, Super Dainichi-kai in Aichi Narita celebrates the 10th anniversary -- Futoshi Mano of Dainichi Koi Farm and Ryuki Narita of Narita Koi Farm talk show (First Part) / Sakai's Biggest Event in Autumn -- Japanese participants play well against strong opponents from abroad / Niigata Prefecture Nishikigoi Council holds an experimental event -- An exhibition and on-the-spot sale of Nishikigoi by auction / The 56th Nagaoka City Koi Show -- The grand championship goes to the Kohaku which Nogami Koi Farm owns / The 40th Nakauonuma-gun & Tokamachi City Koi Show -- The grand championship goes to the Kohaku which Mr. Shigeharu Takahashi owns / ZNA Tokai District the 33rd Koi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO498#498(2009/11/15)
Talks between Major Figures -- Mr. Yoshida of Odakan vs. Mr. Narita of Narita Koi Farm (Part 1) / Uonuma Nishikigoi celebrates the 30th anniversary -- Let's trace the achievements of the distinguished koi farmer and dealer / Takatsu Fish Farm treasures local koi lovers / ZNA Kanto District the 32nd Koi Show / ZNA Shikoku District the 37th Koi Show / My Proud Koi

RINKO497#497(2009/11/01)
How to enjoy visiting koi farms -- Masayoshi Nakayama (Nakayama Koi Farm) / Auction for Dealers at Okayama Momotaro-Koi -- Participants gather from the inside and outside of the country for the exciting auction / Auction at Migita's -- Dealers' excitement at their highest / My long-cherished dream -- Kazuharu Imagawa, Gifu Prefecture / ZNA Kinki District the 36th Koi Show / ZNA Chugoku District the 31st Koi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO496#496(2009/10/15)
Uonuma Nishikigoi celebrates the 30th anniversary -- Let's trace the achievements of the distinguished koi farmer and dealer (First Part) / So many men, so many ponds -- My koi are part of my family / Interview with Mr. Ryuki Narita, representative of Narita Koi Farms Japan about Koi Industry / My Proud Koi / ZNA Tokushima the 40th Koi Show / The 5th Toyama Young Koi Show / The 5th Hakusan Korinkai Young Koi Show / Unique Koi / Rinko Gallery

RINKO495#495(2009/10/01)
Rules of the Koi hunting -- 19 points for beginners to listen to & a frank discussion between koi fanciers / The 2nd Joint Autumn Koi Show -- Hiroi Koi Farm's Goshiki wins the grand championship / Narita Koi Farm's Last Summer Event -- Koi lovers from various parts of the country gather to the annual event / The 5th All Indonesia Koi Show 2008 / Zennihon Airikai Tokushima the 5th Young Koi Show / Making the best use of scrap material -- Breeding Koi in an FRP Aquarium / Beauty of Japan

RINKO494#494(2009/09/15)
Interview with Mr.Hajime Isa about Koi Future,PR, Distribution &Overseas Strategy / Can Small Ponds Make Contest-winners? -- Description from keeping method,diets, finishing method and how to select candidates / The 6th Kumamoto Higorinkai Young Koi Show / The 34th Ibaraki Nishikigoi Aikokai Young Koi Show / The 16th Nishikigoi Shinyukai Koi Show / Yoshiyuki Takahashi of the Ippinya koi farm visits two koi dealers in Germany -- A koi acts as a bridge between people who have never met before / My Proud Koi

RINKO493#493(2009/09/01)
Fry of Bentley and Izumoryu under Selection -- Okayama Momotaro-koi demonstrates its technique / Enjoying koi keeping by growing home-hatched young fish / ZNA Kyushu District the 36th Koi Show / The 1st Oita Hokubu Aikokai Young Koi Show / Kumamoto Nishikigoi Breeders Assoc. the 35th Koi Show / Father and son of AO Aokiya in Ojiya City, Niigata, continue the challenges of improving koi / Beauty of Japan

RINKO492#492(2009/08/15)
Interview with Mr. Fujio Oomo, representative of Oomo Koi Farm about Our Anesthetic Sense / Yoshiyuki Takahashi of the Ippinya koi farm visits two koi dealers in Germany -- Koi acts as a go-between for East and West / Yasuaki Kaneko of the Nishikigoi Niigata Direct Inc. talks about Kaneko Shiro Utsuri -- Admiration of the exquisite combination of white skin and black markings / My Proud Koi / Zennihon Airikai Shikoku District the 6th Koi Show / The 5th Kyurinkai Oita Koi Show

RINKO491#491(2009/08/01)
Conversation with Japanese torch song, enka, singer / koi lover Kiyoshi Maekawa / Hoshino's Plan for Future Lineage never stops, but always evolves into new species / Handy Salt Densitometer made by Atago, Inc. -- Concentration of saline solution can be immediately measured / The 3rd Hiroshima Young Koi Show / The 6th Nishikigoi Festival

RINKO490#490(2009/07/15)
Researches at Fisheries Experimental Station -- Technology Development for Control of KHV Spread / Rinko Gallery / Oomo Showa & Marusho Sanshoku's young fish breeding starts at Nishikigoi Niigata Direct Inc. / The 19th Nagano Young Koi Show / The 19th Kumamoto Koi Show / The 39th Nakauonuma Tokamachi Koi Show / My Proud Koi / Genetic Inheritance -- Challenges Mr. Higashiyama Faces / Unique Koi

RINKO489#489(2009/07/01)
The 27th All Japan Young Koi Show's Winner -- Talks about His Koi / Okayama Momotaro-Koi's Auction -- Bids liven up with participants from in and out of the country/ Hoshikin Kohaku, Go! Go! Go! 2009 -- Fifty-five entries successfully sold out / The 4th Dainichi Toyota Super BBQ -- The thirty entries were sold by lot / The 36th Kanto Koshin District Koi Show / The 4th Nishikigoi Shuminokai Koi Show / "Medi Carp K", Japan Pet Drugs' product expected as a savior in the koi business circles / Kondo Koi Farm Performed Showa Sanshoku's Cull / Can you see the differences of the scales of koi on the "Koinobori" carp-shaped streamers? / Beauty of Japan

RINKO488#488(2009/06/15)
Sakai Fish Farm's Special Event Sponsored by Narita Koi Farms -- All of the seventy-two jumbo Tosai sold out by lot / Keeping in Nishikigoi Niigata Direct Style -- The first process of breeding has started / Mr. Higashi's home-bred Matsukawabake wins the Best in Variety Prize (Part 2) / A Spring Event of "2009 Excellent Fair" by Big Breeders -- Many koi fanciers gathered at the event to hunt for their favorites / A Koi Auction Finally Opens in Niigata -- "Continuity is power" says an organizer / My Proud Koi / The 55th Nagaoka City Koi show / The 38th Minamiuonuma City Shiozawa Koi Show / Aomori Koiyukai the 6th Koi Show / The 42nd JA Echigo Ojiya Koi Show

RINKO487#487(2009/06/01)
The 27th All Japan Young Koi Show / KHV Virus Countermeasure / Dainichi Koi Farm's Spring Festival -- New events attracts lots of participants / Koi Learning from the ABC -- Part 3 Questions & Answers of about Kohaku Pattern (continued from the last issue) / Narita's customary sale: "Top of the Top 2009" / Beauty of Japan

RINKO486#486(2009/05/15)
Shinkokai All Thailand Koi Show (Second Part) / The 3rd Hiroshima Young Koi Show -- Hiroyuki Sugioka's Sakai Kohaku Wins / Kawakami Koi Farm-born Goshiki wins the Young championship in the Kansai Young Koi Show / Koi Learning from the ABC (Part 3) Questions & Answers of about Kohaku Pattern / Mr. Higashi's home-bred Matsukawabake wins the Best in Variety Prize (Part 1) / My Proud Koi / Zen Nihon Airikai Shikoku the 4th Koi Show / The 36th Niigata Nishikigoi Aikokai Koi Show

RINKO485#485(2009/05/01)
The 27th All Japan Young Koi Show -- Mr. Mitsuzo Kaneko's Sakai Kohaku wins / The 8th Breeders Auction at the Narita -- The koi for auction hits a record of 340 boats / Ikenaga Nishikigoi's Challenge / 2008 Kansai Young Koi Show / The 28th Uonuma city Koi Show / The 27th Nishikigoi Fair / Unique Koi

RINKO484#484(2009/04/15)
Shinkokai All Thailand Koi Show (First Part) -- Mr. Pongsan Pattanapaison's Taisho Sanshoku Wins / Koi Learning from the ABC -- Part 2 Questions & Answers of about Figure / The 9th Hokuriku District Koi Show / Kyurinkai Nagasaki The 3rd Koi Show / My Proud Koi / Hanabishi Nishikigoi Center celebrates its thirty-first anniversary / Rinko Gallery

RINKO483#483(2009/04/01)
The 40th All Japan Koi Show / Fumio Fujiki's Showa wins in the 40th All Japan Koi Show

RINKO482#482(2009/03/15)
Koi Learning from the ABC -- Part 1 Questions & Answers of Body Shape / The old-boy network of Dainichi Koi Farm celebrates its tenth anniversary -- Deciding the major programs for this year / Kyurinkai The 5th Kumamoto Koi Show / The 43rd Fukui Koi Show / My Proud Koi

RINKO481#481(2009/03/01)
The 40th Memorial All Japan Koi Show -- Fumio Fujiki's Showa Sanshoku wins the grand championship / Spring Auction at Okayama Momotaro-Koi -- All the koi sold out at high prices / The 5th Kumamoto Higorinkai Koi Show / The 20th Aokonokai Koi Show / The 42nd Oita Kinrinkai Koi Show / The 37th Mitsuke-city Koi Show / What is Kujaku about? -- What is the charm of "Kujaku" which leads the variety of Hikarimono? (Part 2) / Beauty of Japan

RINKO480#480(2009/02/15)
Omosako-bred Shiro Utsuri & Showa Sanshoku Sale held at Narita Koi Farm -- The limited number of 11 Nisai Shiro Utsuri sold for the same price / Fishland in Mie Prefecture offers a course for readers to develop an appreciation of Nishikigoi -- Which factors to be examined?(Part 2) / Dainichi Toyota's Annual Koi Event -- The koi owners eagerly observed the emptying of the field pond. All of their koi came out safe and sound. / What is Kujaku about? -- What is the charm of "Kujaku" which leads the variety of Hikarimono?(Part 1) / My Proud Koi / The 33rd Tokai District Koi Show / Unique Koi / Rinko Gallery

RINKO479#479(2009/02/01)
ZNA the 44th All Japan Nishikigoi Show / The 9th Super Dainichi-Kai at Narita Koi Farms Japan -- The eighty-one Gosanke all sold out / An Interview with Mr. Fujio Oomo of Nishikigoi Niigata Direct -- My wish is to produce such Showa Sanshoku as are able to inspire viewers / The 3rd Zennihon Champion Koi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO478#478(2009/01/15)
Masayoshi Nakayama opens his own farm / Study on "Ippin-goi" (Part 2) / Fishland in Mie Prefecture offers a course for readers to develop an appreciation of Nishikigoi -- Part 1: Which factors to be examined? / ZNA Chugoku District the 30th Koi Show / The 8th Hokkaido Nishikigoi Dokokai Koi Show / My Proud Koi / Marumi Koi Farm holds the first koi contest after the quake -- Masao Shinoda's koi win the grand champion and the second grand champion / Unique Koi / My Proud Koi

RINKO477#477(2009/01/01)
The 39th Zen Nihon Rinyukai Nishikigoi Show -- Mr. Saburo Iizuka's Kohaku wins / The 45th Hiroshima Nishikigoi Show -- Mr. Akinori Tashima of Shotoku wins with his Tamaura Kohaku for the second time / The 44th ZNA All Japan Nishikigoi Show -- Mr. Nobuo Takigawa's Taisho Sanshoku wins the grand prize / The 3rd All Japan Nishikigoi Champion Show -- Mr. Kanjin Yagura wins with his Rikoen Kohaku / A Summit Competition between 7 Top Breeders -- The 2008 Top of the Tops Exhibition & Spot Sale / The 33rd Tokai District Koi Show -- Mr. Taizo Fukunaga's Showa Sanshoku wins

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