Interview with Mr. Kentaro Sakai - Sakai Fish Farm

Mr. Kentaro Sakai,the president of Sakai Fish FarmSakai fish farm
President and CEO
Kentaro Sakai

Following the 48th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show,
"S Legend" got the second Grand Champion award at the
50th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show.
Interviewed Mr. Kentaro Sakai, President of Sakai Fish Farm,
who raised the legendary Nishikigoi "S Legend", which has been described as the most beautiful Kohaku in recent years.

Getting the second victory in the same Koi.

the 50th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show

We are lucky to have an interview with Mr. Kentaro Sakai, President of Sakai Fish Farm who was awarded the Grand Champion Prize at the 50th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show. Thank you for your time today.

Thank you for your support in advance too.

Congratulations on winning your second Grand Champion after winning the 48th All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show.

Thank you very much.

How do you feel about this wonderful result – a second Grand Champion award with the same koi?

I am very happy to get Grand Champion somehow. Last year we brought S-Legend here to display at Yume-ten, and it obtained a very good evaluation from everyone. It was very tough to maintain S-Legend’s beauty and quality for this show.

Of course. S-Legend was grown from 97cm to 101cm in 2 years. Was your goal to grow S-Legend further following the 48th Show?

Yes that’s right. Sakai Fish Farm feeds our koi original pasted foods as a main diet, and we always ask Kyorin to produce a “mush” as a base of these original foods. And we feed 5 times daily.

In terms of koi foods, how did you manage S-Legend’s foods and its feedings?

Since last September, we exclusively fed S-Legend “Saki-Hikari Deep Red” for two-months as I felt that S-Legend had a light Hiban. At Sakai Fish Farm, we exclusively feed “Deep Red” to light colored Nishikigoi to try to enhance the Hiban as early as possible. Exclusive feeding with “Deep Red” enhances the Hiban rapidly.

You can see the Nishikigoi’s potential earlier by feeding “Deep Red”?

Yes, that’s right.

Thank you very much. Lastly, what do you expect from S-Legend in the future?

There is no Nishikigoi that has gotten three Grand Champion awards at the All Japan Koi Show. But, our target is to try to get the Grand Champion again with S-Legend in 2021, and we will keep working to achieve it.

Thank you for this opportunity, and again Congratulations on getting Grand Champion again.

Thank you very much.