Dainichi Koi Farm
When it comes to Koi breeding, Dainichi stands out as one of the most famous Koi farms in all of Japan.
Established in the mid 1900’s in Niigata by the legendary Minoru Mano, Dainichi could easily be a byword for quality.
Mr. Mano can be credited for being one of the fathers of the modern Nishikigoi hobby, establishing three keystone bloodlines that he spent his life perfecting.
These three famous bloodlines are known as the Dainichi Kohaku, Dainichi Sanke, and Dainichi Showa. A lot of the Koi Farms in Japan today can trace their parent fish back to Dainichi stock.
Sadly Mr. Minoru Mano passed away in 1998, but he passed on his legacy to his sons; Futoshi, Shigeru, and Hiroshi.
The Mano brothers have carried their Father’s work forward into modern times with dedication and talent, with Hiroshi leaving to establish another branch in Toyota city – Aichi prefecture.
Dainichi Koi farm consistently breeds champion fish, and are a regular participant in Koi shows across Japan.