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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 2011

RINKO548 #548(2011/12/15)
The 58th Nagaoka City Nishikigoi Show -- An International Affair Yuji Hosokai's Kohaku wins / Q & A about the Hi Utsuri -- How to check out appealing Hi Utsuri / Echigo still alive as a Nishikigoi-growing district ~The koi-farming situation in Yamakoshi seven years after the Chuetsu earthquake~ / My Proud Koi / The 36th Hokkaido Koi Show

RINKO547 #547(2011/12/01)
The 51st Niigata Prefecture Nishikigoi Show -- Nogami Kohaku regains championship after three years / The 51st Niigata Nogyosai Koi Show / Improvement of Ochibashigure by adding a metallic sheen on the body surface (First Part) -- Koi farmer called an artisan of gold foil -- Kiyoshi Kase of the Koshiji Koi Farm / The 4th Ojiya-Nagaoka joint newly bred koi show held indoors for the first time -- Two Taisho Sanshoku, owned by Kazuya Sato, win the 1st & 2nd Grand championship / The First round of Narita's event in high gear -- The start of the koi season has been brought by the event of "Sakai Festa, Hiroshima Nishikigoi Festa & Tosai Festa" at Narita Koi Farm / Trendy Aquariums -- Konishi organizes a Koi-keeping-in-aquarium Contest / Static and dynamic beauty woven into the charm of a Japanese garden

RINKO546 #546(2011/11/15)
The 2nd Super Breeding Koi Show of No.1 Koi -- Who won as the best judge? / Harvesting well under way at Dearest Club -- People follows the koi with great interest / The 7th Toyama Young Koi Show / Kumamoto Nishikigoi Breeders Assoc. the 37th Koi Show / The 2nd Tedorikai Young Koi Show / My Proud Koi / Rinko Gallery

RINKO545 #545(2011/11/01)
The Auction -- Finding out the qualities of koi in an instant through a sort of instinct and experience / Portrait of a Koi Dealer -- Revolutionary of Nishikigoi distribution industry -- Ryuki Narita of Narita Koi Farm / Question & Answer of Showa Sanshoku -- Sumi Diversification (Part 2) / The 2nd Oita Young Koi Show / The 18th Nishikigoi Shinyukai Koi Show / Improvement of the skin whiteness -- Beautiful white skin makes the koi look more beautiful

RINKO544 #544(2011/10/15)
My Life With Koi -- Enchanted with the Sumi markings of Taisho Sanshoku / Question & Answer of Showa Sanshoku -- Sumi Diversification (Part 1) / Aichi Narita's Annual Sale Natsu Natsu Okage Summer Sale -- Event-packed Festive Sale / The 57th Nagaoka City Koi Show / The 3rd Kyurinkai Minamikyushu District Young Koi Show / The 1st Kyurinkai Nagasaki Young Koi Show / My Proud Koi / Rinko Gallery

RINKO542#543(2011/10/01)
The hottest koi dealers in Malaysia / The Culling / A Case Study of Hunting For Koi / The 8th Kumamoto Higorinkai Young Koi Show / Kyurinkai Fukuoka Chikuho the 5th Koi Show

RINKO542#542(2011/09/15)
Mini Koi Appreciation Course -- Appreciation points of Gosanke varieties / People enjoying a life, absorbed in koi keeping / My Proud Koi / The 5th Hiroshima Young Koi Show / ZNA Tokushima Uzushio the 20th Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO541#541(2011/09/01)
About the Doitsugoi -- Part 3. Sumi-featured ones lead among others / "I'd like to act as a mediator for popularization of Nishikigoi." / A New Under-standing of Male Koi / Torrential rains in late July hit Niigata and Fukushima Prefectures -- Koi farmers in the regions suffer a heavy loss / 1st Shinkokai Malaysia Koi Show / Charity Auction in Malaysia / The 45th Fukui Koi Show / The 8th Spring Nishikigoi Festival

RINKO540#540(2011/08/15)
About the Doitsugoi -- Part 2. Doitsugoi's unlimited prospects of improvement / So many men, so many ponds -- Enjoying koi keeping with his family Tsukasa Honda / My Proud Koi / ZNA Chugoku District the 32nd Koi Show / Oita Hokubu Nishikigoi Aikokai Godo the 2nd Young Koi Show / The Second Western Cape Koi Society Baby Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO539 #539(2011/08/01)
The 4th Asia Cup Koi Show in Malaysia (The last part) -- About the Young Champion 50 Bu Taisho Sanshoku / The 4th Asia Cup Koi Show / How to feed and take care of your koi in the height of summer / Being into koi keeping in a muddy pond -- Mr. Kohei Takano / The Second Western Cape Koi Society Baby Koi Show -- By Ernst van Dyk / The 21st Kumamoto Koi Show

RINKO538 #538(2011/07/15)
About the Doitsugoi (Part 1) -- Sumi-featured ones lead among others / Fish Disease Review for Beginners Harmful Parasites and Bacteria (Part 3) -- Epistyliasis and Gyrodactylosis-Dactylogyrosis / Charity Koi Auction in Hong Kong / My Proud Koi / The 7th Kyurinkai Oita Koi Show / ZNA Yamaguchi the 42nd Koi Show / Ibaraki Nishikigoi Aikokai the 35th Koi Show / Beauty of Japan / Rinko Gallery

RINKO537#537(2011/07/01)
The 4th Asia Cup Koi Show in Malaysia (First Part) / Young fish selection for koi lovers (Last Part) / Narita Koi Farm's Six Big Events in May -- The 2nd Taniguchi-bred Jumbo Tosai Sale -- The 3rd Sakai-bred Special Jumbo Sale -- The 2nd Marudo Jumbo Sanke Sale -- The 10th Hoshikin Kohaku Go!Go!Go!Sale -- The 6th Dainichi Super Jumbo Tosai Sale -- The 1st Oya-bred Sanke Tosai Sale / The 6th Kyurinkai Kyushu District Koi Show / The 40th Shiozawa of Minami Uonuma City Koi Show / The 44th JA Echigo Ojiya Koi Show

RINKO536 #536(2011/06/15)
Fish Disease Review for Beginners -- Part 2 Anchor Worm & Fish Louse / That's what everyone wants to know -- Marine X -- Pure fossilized coral / Interview with the winner of the 42nd All Japan Koi Show -- "That's what XShowa Sanshoku is intriguing for." (Last Part) / My Proud Koi / The 30th Uonuma City Koi Show / Aomori Koiyukai the 7th Koi Show / Zen Nihon Airikai Ehime The 6th Koi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO535#535(2011/06/01)
The Shinkokai Niigata Chapter Opens Charity Auction -- As part of supportive activities for the March 11 earthquake and tsunami-stricken victims / Interview with renowned koi farmers -- Kentaro Sakai of Sakai Fish Farm (Last Part) / Young fish selection for koi lovers (First Part) / The 10th Narita breeders auction -- A joint collection in aid of the victims of the great Eastern Japan Earthquake / The 19th Kyushu District Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO534#534(2011/05/15)
Fish Disease Review for Beginners Harmful Parasites and Bacteria -- 1. White Spot Disease & White Cloud Disease / Interview with the winner of the 42nd All Japan Koi Show -- "That's what Showa Sanshoku is intriguing for." (First Part) / The 6th Kyurinkai Kumamoto Koi Show / The 29th Nishikigoi Fair / My Proud Koi / Unique Koi / Beauty of Japan

RINKO533 #533(2011/05/01)
Consideration on the classification of Nishikigoi (1) A wide variety of breeds~Ohaku, Koyo, Ochibashigure~ / The 19th Kyushu District Koi Show -- Rikoen's "Dainichi Kagura" wins / Spring Auction in 2011 -- The auction room filled with feverish excitement / The 38th Kanto Koshin District Koi Show / The 2nd Kyurinkai Nagasakibunkai Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO532 #532(2011/04/15)
The Significance of Pattern on Hikarimono / Interview with the winner of the 42nd All Japan Koi Show -- "I'd like to take great pleasure in koi keeping." / The 11th Hokuriku District Koi Show / The 21st Nagano Young Koi Show / My Proud Koi

RINKO531 #531(2011/04/01)
The 42nd All Japan Koi Show / Interview with renowned koi farmers -- Kentaro Sakai of Sakai Fish Farm (First Part) / Internet live koi sale site, "Live Koi" celebrates the third anniversary -- Customers' confidence obtained by viewing from their standpoint / Beauty of Japan

RINKO530 #530(2011/03/15)
Kohaku's New Trend -- Theory of Diversified Pattern, Figure and Quality / Aiming to grow young koi to over 1 meter long -- Key to rapid growth is an ionization device / My Proud Koi / The 7th Kumamoto Higorinkai Koi Show / The 41st Nakauonuma Tokamachi Koi Show / Kyurinkai Fukuoka the 5th Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO529 #529(2011/03/01)
The 42nd All Japan Koi Show -- Mr. Kris Kasemsarn's Kohaku wins / Affection is essential to koi keeping / Fun For Couples / The ZNA 46th All Japan Nishikigoi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO528 #528(2011/02/15)
Super Dainichi-kai Sale held at Narita Koi Farm -- All the72 entries were sold out / Two koi fanciers sit at table for discussion -- Where is the beauty of the Shiro Utsuri? / My Proud Koi / ZNA Kanto District the 33rd Koi Show / ZNA Kinki District the 37th Koi Show / The 3rd Ojiya-Nagaoka Godo Koi Show / Rinko Gallery

RINKO527 #527(2011/02/01)
The 2nd Super Breeders Auction at Narita's in Aichi -- How high the price is going up? / Yoshida Fish Farms -- Providing all family members space rich in greenery and aquatic fauna and flora / The 38th Kanto Koshin District Koi Show -- Mr. Katsuo Shibayama accomplishes his three straight victory / Dainichi OB-kai Koi Show -- A contest to evaluate koi owner's foresight / Koi Show & Auction at Okayama Momotaro-koi -- Breathtaking auction rich international in character (Last Part) / The 35th Tokai District Koi Show / The 34th Toyama Koi Show / Beauty of Japan

RINKO526 #526(2011/01/15)
Koi Show & Auction at Okayama Momotaro-koi -- The 3rd Momotaro Thanksgiving Koi Show / The koi with a pattern of pine needles / The theory of appreciation on "Matsubagoi" -- and its beauty full of variety / The 47th Hiroshima Prefecture Nishikigoi Show -- Sakai Fish Farm gets the big titlee two consecutive years / The 47th Hiroshima Koi Show / Introduction of koi lovers -- His Zeal for Koi Breeding Escalates / The 68th Japan Kinrinkai Nishikigoi Show / My Proud Koi / Kyurinkai's 6th Kyushu District Koi Show in Nagasaki -- Junichi Haikata, gains his first victory with "Sakai Kohaku"

RINKO525#525(2011/01/01)
The 46th ZNA All Japan Nishikigoi Show (Kochi) -- Masao Kato wins the double crown with his Dainichi Kohaku / Sakai Fish Farm's Auction & On-The-Spot Sale -- One high bid price followed another throws the auction room into an uproar (Last Part) / Zen Nihon Rinyukai the 41st Koi Show / A Big Event at Narita in Aichi -- The Sakai versus Dainichi Battle / The 40th Koi Show in the Shiozawa Region -- The grand championship goes to Sekiguchi's Showa Sanshoku / The 35th Tokai District Koi Show -- Eiji Yokoi's Kohaku wins / So Many Men, So Many Ponds -- Aiming at a Kokugyo Prize with his home-bred koi / Beauty of Japan

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