Our good friend and mentor, Mr Nagata from Japan, has passed away.
He had been suffering through painful bone cancer for the last two years. He fought the good fight but passed away Wednesday January 5. He leaves his beautiful wife and handsome twin sons. He always told me how lucky he was and how he appreciated his life and blessings.
I will miss him very much. He was a true and loyal friend. He helped me in so many ways. I admired his honor and integrity. All who met him felt a natural kinship. He was always willing to help in a kind and gentle way. He brought his love for koi to the United States and opened doors for many koi dealers and hobbyists.
We are taking donations of love and money to his family in Japan to help them through these hard times. He ran his koi farm business mostly by himself. I do not know how his family will carry on. His twin boys are only 16 and are too young to carry on the business. If you would lilke to make a donation of any gift, note, love or money please send to:
In Memory of Norihiro Nagata
c/o Laguna Koi Ponds
20452 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Any checks or currency will be converted to yen and handed personally to his wife.
Please call us if you need to at 949-494-5107
May God bless.