Welcome to the 3rd Kodama Virtual Koi Show!

3rd Kodama Virtual Koi Show Has Started!

The goal of this koi show is to educate & promote the joys of koi keeping as a hobby. We hope we encourage your interest in learning great husbandry for keeping Japanese koi and hope we helped support your efforts to become koi masters. Thanks for viewing the koi show!

What are the Awards?: Cedar Plaque, Trophy, and Certificate are the top awards There will be many other awards, prizes by our sponsors.

Koi Show Sponsors:

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Koi Show Schedule:
12/27 - Registration Closes
1/6 - Award Ceremony & Judges Seminar. (No entry is required to attend this event. Everybody is welcomed.)

Official Koi Show Judges:
Mr. Isa from Isa Koi Farm
Mr. Mano from Dainichi Koi Farm

Congratulations to 2nd Koi Show Grand Champion

KOI Name: Heart On
KOI ID: 6709
Variety: Kohaku

"This koi was very thin when we got it at nisai but has really filled out nicely and is a very elegant koi. We love the heart it has on it's right side near the gill plate, hence the name Heart On."

View Koi Page

Major winners will be published in Rinko magazine, the Japanese Koi magazine!

Grand Champion Prize

The Grand Champion Koi owner wins this Akita Cedar Table Lamp valued at $790 on Kodama Koi Supply! 

Made by a Japanese craftsman from aromatic Akita cedar, this table lamp has delicate openwork design that follows the wood's natural grain to show intricate koi designs; and the acrylic panels softens the light with Japanese kanji saying, "Swimming jewel koi".

Read more about the lamp here

View Official Koi Show Rules

Rules & Regulations:

  • Entry fee is $5/Koi. We also welcome donations.
  • Our team will upload your entry for a $10/koi fee.
  • This Koi show is open to all Koi lovers including hobbyists and dealers.
  • The entrants must be from America (North, Central and South America) to win awards.
  • All the Koi must be entered by a personal name, not a business name.
  • All the entered Koi must be owned by the entrant at the time of registration and award ceremony.
  • All the submitted image and information must be owned by the entrant.
  • The images and videos should not show anything but Koi as much as possible.
  • The submitted information should not contain any information of breeders and dealers and any information that the organizer judge may affect the judging.
  • Every entry must be pre approved by the organizer for the acceptance of registration.
  • The organizer has a right to reconfirm the entry information with entrants and/or correct the entry information without contacting entrants.
  • Once published, replacements of images and videos are not allowed.
  • By participating, entrants agree that the organizer will own rights to use all images or information collected from entries, comments or ratings for marketing purposes.

Entering Koi In Show

Please review and submit the necessary information with the form online:

  • Koi Name - Does your koi have a name? Put a title for what we should refer to your koi as.
  • Koi Description - Write a description about this koi. Tell a story, it's history, how it's pattern changed. It's your canvas!
  • Approximate Size and Size category - It is an honor system. Please provide as accurate or best estimate information as possible.
  • Variety & Category - The information will be double checked by the organizer.
  • Koi Picture(s) - Vertical photo preferred and larger photos are recommended. Jpg or Png files accepted. Minimum size: width 320px x height 500px. Up to 3 images allowed.
  • Koi Video - (up to 60 seconds) upload to youtube/vimeo (Horizontal video is recommended.) For judging, it is the best you upload the video to youtube and insert the link.
  • Koi picture and video must be must be recent within the last 5 months.
  • Name, Email, Phone Number - Enter the information to contact you about where to send your award if you win.

Koi Show Categories:

Variety Categories:
  • Kohaku
  • Taisho Sanke
  • Showa
  • Utsurimono
  • Asagi & Shusui
  • Koromo & Goshiki
  • Kawarimono (including Bekko, Muji)
  • Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji)
  • Tancho
  • KinGinrin
  • Hirenaga / Butterfly
  • *No Doitsu category. They will go under each variety category.
Size Categories:
  • 15 Bu - Under 15cm or 6”
  • 25 Bu - 15-25cm or 6-10”
  • 35 Bu - 25-35cm or 10-12”
  • 45 Bu - 35-45cm or 12-18”
  • 55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
  • 65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
  • 75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
  • 75 Bu + - 30” +

Awards:

Awards will be announced during virtual award ceremony on 01/05/2023!

No Koi can win more than one award, except for special awards.

* Delivery of the prizes - FREE delivery to a winner in the U.S.A. Winners from outside US must pay the shipping. Please note some countries may not allow import of prize items such as koi food. In such cases, no compensation will be provided.

Major Trophies

  • Grand champion
  • Mature champion from Best in Size 75 and 75+
  • Adult champion from Best in Size 55 and 65
  • Young champion from Best in Size 35 and 45
  • Baby champion from Best in Size 15 and 25
  • Sakura champion (non Gosanke)   from all sizes

Best in Sizes

  • 15 Bu - Under 15cm or 6”
  • 25 Bu - 15-25cm or 6-10”
  • 35 Bu - 25-35cm or 10-12”
  • 45 Bu - 35-45cm or 12-18”
  • 55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
  • 65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
  • 75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
  • 75 Bu + - 30” +

Best in Varieties

Major winners will be published in RINKO Magazine, the first Japanese Koi magazine!

Special Awards & Prizes

  • Mamoru Kodama Award
  • Judge's Award

3rd Virtual Kodama Koi Show Entries

Showing 1 - 28 of 28
Koi Variety
Videos
Koi Size
Hirenaga Showa
Hirenaga
65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
9226
Hirenaga Tancho Sanke
Hirenaga
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9223
Beni Kikokuryu
Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji)
65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
9220
Sibi
Kohaku
75 Bu + - 30” +
9212
MoMoney
Kohaku
75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
9216
Ginrin Chagoi
KinGinrin
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9205
Kohaku
Tancho
15 Bu - Under 15cm or 6”
9202
Ginrin Soragoi
KinGinrin
45 Bu - 35-45cm or 12-18”
9204
Ochibashigure
Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji)
45 Bu - 35-45cm or 12-18”
9203
Kyoto
Showa
75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
9200
Showa
Showa
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9196
Shiro Utsuri
Utsurimono
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9193
Shusui
Asagi & Shusui
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9191
Kohaku
Kohaku
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9188
Karashi
Kawarimono (including Bekko)
15 Bu - Under 15cm or 6”
9186
Kohaku
Kohaku
75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
9184
Showa
Showa
75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
9180
4 steps Kohaku
Kohaku
75 Bu - 65-75cm or 26-30”
9177
Tarmac
Tancho
65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
9163
Snuffy
Taisho Sanke
65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
9160
doitsu shiro utsuri
Utsurimono
25 Bu - 15-25cm or 6-10”
9150
gin rin showa
Showa
25 Bu - 15-25cm or 6-10”
9146
ai goromo, tancho with nice pattern.  let’s see...
Koromo & Goshiki
15 Bu - Under 15cm or 6”
9142
Matsukawabake
Kawarimono (including Bekko)
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9132
Hi utsuri
Utsurimono
65 Bu - 55-65cm or 22-26”
9136
Tosai Showa
Showa
45 Bu - 35-45cm or 12-18”
9128
Lemon
Hikarimono (Hikarimoyo / HikariUtsuri / Hikari Muji)
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9120
4 step maruten kohaku
Kohaku
55 Bu - 45-55cm or 18-22”
9124

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