Tsuyoshi, and his family were given the surname (‘Torazo’) in the late 1960’s when his Sanke were likened to tigers. (‘Torazo’, in Japanese, translates into ‘Tiger’).
Tsuyoshi now breeds Sanke from Matsunosuke parents and not Torazo parents any more but he also breeds Kohaku from Dainichi and Murata lines as well as Showa from Takeda, in Hiroshima, lines.
Located at the bottom of the mountain in Urakawa, it’s the first stop on many people’s travels to the Yamakoshi Mountains. Not having huge numbers of Koi, but having good Koi.
In 2007 Torazo took Grand Champion at the Nogyosai Koi show in Ojiya City with a stunning 82cm Sanke, which was only 6 years old, showing what Tsuyoshi is aiming to do in the future. Torazo will keep going from strength to strength in the coming years, His Koi are excellent.