Follow the development of your own koi in Japan at a breeder of your choice !
In Japanese culture, Azukari means "I take care of .." The breeder takes over the care for the koi. He takes care of, checks and follows the development of the koi during his stay in the mudpond. Every autumn the koi is re-measured, photographed and the development is discussed.On the basis of these results, you determine together with the breeder how long the koi can stay in Japan. In this way it is possible to grow your own koi to a high quality JUMBO!
The mudpond contains 1.00.00 L water. The ideal living conditions ensure that the koi can develop optimally. There are max. 50 Koi (tosai) swimming in the mudpond.
In May, all koi that participate in the Azukari Project will be released in the mudpond. This release moment is of course filmed, so that the participants can follow this at home.
During the growing season the koi are fed 8 times a day in the mudpond. An automatic feeder is used for this. The breeder checks the mudpond and the koi on a daily base.
In mid-Oct / Nov, after the Ikeage, the koi are measured and photographed. In addition to growth, the development of the pattern and improvement of skin quality are also important factors.
On Friday evening, 11th May Shigeyoshi Tanaka will visit The Hub at Cambourne, Cambridgeshire (in co-orepratation with Gary Clarke of Echigo Koi Imports) for this unique event. The presentation will start at 8pm Shigeyoshi Tanaka is looking forward to meeting you and to talk about the beloved koi hobby!
If you’re interested in this great project, to book a place at the presentation evening (which is free of charge to attend), please contact: Geo Winn geo @winnfamily.co.uk 07878 482385
«Nog zo'n 4 weken dan komen de vissen van de Azukari weer uit de mudpond. Vorig jaar hadden wij het geluk dat onze kohaku zo goed ontwikkeld was, dat onze naar de shows ging. Hoe zou het dit jaar zijn? Spannend.»
«Na het zien van het filmpje van Azuakri Project 3, met daarin de meetresultaten, reageerde Ton Janssens : “ Ik ben een blij mens !”»
(2014) In February 2014 Shige Tanaka came to the Netherlands especially for the Azukari Project.Prior to this visit, 160 Tosai were selected and photographed for this project.During one of the evenings, the koi lovers could choose one or more koi / purchases they wanted to use for the Azukari Project. The young koi went into the mud pound in May 2014 and flew out again at the end of October.During the koihunt october 2014 all koi from the Azukari Project were re-examined, measured and photographed / filmed.
(2015) During the Pinster weekend, Sighe Tanaka from Maruyu Koifarm again came to the Netherlands especially for Azukari Project 2. There were again beautiful koi selected. Each koi had a certificate showing the size, birth date and variety.During the meeting, Sighe Tanaka extensively discussed the development of each koi.What are the expectations regarding pattern, size, skin quality etc.In addition, Shige Tanaka spoke extensively about his experiences as a grower and the participants could ask him the shirt.
(2016) Team Arts & Ants once again looked forward to this special event that was organized for the third time this year.During the meetings, the koi lovers could choose from the selection of Shigeyoshi Tanaka from Marujyu Koifarm.Sommige koiliefhebbers doen al voor de 3e keer mee aan het Azukari Project ! De geselecteerde koi bleven in de mudpond van de Maruyu Koifarm. Together with Arts & Ants and the breeder, the development of the koi from the Azukari Project was followed closely