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2nd Grow-out Cup—Dainichi Showa

UPDATE: Sept 12, 2017
We want to wish a BIG congratulations to the winners of the Judge's Selection and People's Choice contests! We will be contacting you shortly to set up your koi shipping and prizes.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Grow-out contests and voted on Facebook. We hope you had fun selecting your favorite koi and watching them develop.

As a refresher, in this event, people bought Dainichi Showa (with free shipping included). Then their koi were grown at Kodama Koi Farm in Oahu for the summer, harvested in August 2017, and entered into 2 contests for great prizes (details below).

Back in April 2017, these koi ranged in size from about 9–13in (22–32cm); and now at the beginning of September 2017, they range from around 15–18in (37–46cm). Bold sumi (black) patterns have developed beautifully on many of these Showa. Check out the photos below to see how their patterns and sizes changed!


Congratulations to the winners of the Judge's Selection contest!

🥇 1st place—Tu Doan (ID: p0321s043)

Prize: $1,000 gift certificate

🥈 2nd place—Val Loh (ID: p0321s028)

Prize: $500 gift certificate

🥉 3rd place—Jeff Rasche (ID: p0321s048)

Prize: $300 gift certificate


Congratulations to the winners of the People's Choice Facebook contest!

🥇 1st place—Val Loh (ID: p0321s028)

Prize: 10lb All-Season koi food

🥈 2nd place—Hardy Cook (ID: p0321s023)

Prize: 5lb All-Season koi food

🥉 3rd place—Josh Perris (ID: p0321s026)

Prize: 2.5lb All-Season koi food


Contest rules from April 2017 for: Judge's Selection and People's Choice

After a contestant chooses koi with the most champion-potential, Kodama Koi Farm will grow them out for him or her. Then at the end of August 2017, the koi automatically enter 2 contests—the Judge's Selection contest and the People's Choice contest.

Judge's Selection contest

The judge Mamoru Kodama (founder of Kodama Koi Farm) will select his top 3 Showa; and their owners win these Kodama gift certificates as grand prizes:

  • 1st place gets $1,000 certificate
  • 2nd place gets $500 certificate
  • 3rd place gets $300 certificate

People's Choice contest

Facebook voters get to be judges and vote for their favorite koi on a special Facebook post. The 3 koi with the most votes get these Kodama All-Season koi food prizes:

  • 1st place gets 10lb koi food
  • 2nd place gets 5lb koi food
  • 3rd place gets 2.5lb koi food

Note:

  • The koi's sex is unknown at the moment
  • If your koi is not harvested alive, you will receive a replacement at Kodama Koi Farm's discretion
  • At the grow-out's end, if you do not like the koi you picked for any reason, Kodama Koi Farm will buy it back from you with a $100 gift certificate

UPDATE: July 3, 2017
This is a late update, but watch Taro's video update from June 7, 2017. The koi are growing bigger and are from 12in to more than 16in long at the time of the video. Also a lot of their sumi has darkened into a rich lacquer black. Beautiful!


UPDATE: May 17, 2017
Here are 2 new updates for the grow-out. First, the koi are growing nicely and are now 12–15 inches long (back in April they were 9–13in). Check out the video below:

Second, 21 new Showa are added and available for purchase. They have ID's ending from *004–*033. See them all below!


Dainichi Koi Farm

Its years of devoted work since 1959 have enabled it to develop many large grand champions over the years. And it has become one of world's top koi breeders. Three of its famous bloodlines are: Dainichi Kohaku, Dainichi Taisho Sanshoku, and Dainichi Showa Sanshoku (Koishi p73–74).

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Showa

11" Showa p0321s026

Price: $800.00
Showa

9" Showa p0321s022

Price: $800.00
Showa

11" Showa p0321s016

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s009

Price: $800.00
Showa

12" Showa p0321s007

Price: $1,000.00
Showa

9" Showa p0321s049

Price: $800.00
Showa

9" Showa p0321s048

Price: $800.00
Showa

11" Showa p0321s047

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s046

Price: $1,000.00
Showa

11" Showa p0321s044

Price: $800.00
Showa

12" Showa p0321s043

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s041

Price: $1,000.00
Showa

9" Showa p0321s040

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s039

Price: $800.00
Showa

13" Showa p0321s035

Price: $800.00
Showa

9" Showa p0321s034

Price: $1,000.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s030

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s028

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s023

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s015

Price: $800.00
Showa

10" Showa p0321s012

Price: $800.00
Showa

11" Showa p0321s001

Price: $800.00