The Dainichi Koi Farm concentrate heavily on body shape, the original Dainichi body shape was huge and very impressive, and it isn’t used as much today but when seen it’s an incredible sight to see. When Minoru Mano died the three sons were left to manage the company which today thrives as one of the busiest and most professional Koi outlets in the world. Still using parent Koi left to them by their father has left them in an excellent position for carrying on with breeding the worlds best Koi.
Winning The All Japan in 2007 with a stunning Showa, and also winning the ZNA and Nogyosai Koi shows in recent years. Dainichi Koi are very big in Japan, with Japanese hobbyists and dealers getting there as soon as the harvests are brought in, meaning that they are not seen that much overseas winning major prizes, I have a feeling this will soon change.
They have 3 state of the art facilities in Niigata, one where they have the bigger stocks including sold Koi, one where they grow on fry and one where they grade tateshita and also pack for export, they are huge units.
Today Futoshi Mano runs the company accompanied by his younger brother Shigeru who studied in America and speaks almost perfect English. Breeding Kohaku, Sanke and Showa. The brothers are very involved with the entire industry in Japan and are featured in most magazines every month.
The company employs around 10 people with an army of trucks which are always seen buzzing around the area. The company is run very different to most Niigata breeders; they are very modern in their business ways, slowly turning into a huge cooperate giant in today’s Koi world