Tancho Showa

In this koi discussion we compare the Tancho Showa to the Sakura Ogon and discuss the differences between the two koi. When we have these two fish next to each other you will quickly realize why we call the platinum fish a Sakura Ogon. Learn what we can expect or hope to see mature in the sumi (black) as the fish puts on size. In this discussion we learn more Japanese words used to describe the different qualities of the koi and it is easy to see why the Tancho Showa is a highly sought after fish for most serious koi collectors.

Our tutorial video series is designed to Educate, Inspire, and showcase the beauty, art, and history of Japanese koi. World Renowned Koi Expert Shawn McHenry offers us a very special insight to the discussions including behind the scenes stories from his trips to Japan to acquire rare and unusual fish for his clients. We gain the most incredible insight from Shawn's experience, his warm personality, and his ever changing collection of beautiful fish he brings in for sale.