Coming soon…… Koi Crafts, the one stop for all koi related arts and crafts. At Koi Crafts you’ll find jewelries, koi pins, painting, prints, plates, mugs, flags and more. We will add a preview of all our koi arts and crafts at our online store shortly. We have a variety of koi gifts that meet your needs.
Driving with a trailer wasn't that bad as we thought. Our aim was to reach Redding before we call it a night but, with all the packing we had to do for Koi Crafts, we were so tired. I also had my day job to finish as well. By the time we reached Medford, we had to called it a night. The next day evening we continued our trip. Most of the time we used to travel during the night but, this time we got a chance to travel during the day/evening and enjoy some of scenery on the way.
Whoever knew it was this hard to haul a trailer around. Oh boy, taking a turn “wow”, it took me a good half hour to get the hang of things. Hey, this was my first time. You know, first time is always special. I don’t know about yours, but mine sure was. Never thought I’ll be doing it but once you get in the loop I think its ok. Truck drivers, “hats off to you.” This is all driving forward now talk about reversing, I’ll just give you the keys and step back. Not in my hands. Promod can do reversing not me, Good Luck honey, and all the very best.
Koi TV® is always about the awareness of Koi. We are always working hard to get the word out of koi to the public. We were amazed how much love and support we got from our beloved koi kichies. We have friends from east to west and north to south. We all speak the same language, love koi.
2012 was a good year for us. We were blessed with our 4th baby, lots of new investments and improvements done on Koi TV® side and among all we bought a new car( 2013 Audi Q7) by the end of 2012.
At once I was blessed with,
two hearts to love,
four eyes to see,
four ears to listen,
four hands to hold,
four legs to carry,
You, my child.
I'm a mother of four.
Selection and luck is behind this surprise. Wes Parker, owner of Children of the Sun Koi had mentioned about his first grow out that he’ll be doing at his store which attracted us to participate in this new attempt.
Wes had bought some tosai from Sakai of Hiroshima koi from Japan. The last shipment was here around the mid of May or that’s when we found out about shipment. Most of all the koi was already sold out. Our “Rosapoo” was selected last; it had an injury during the shipment which was not appealing to his customers. This was kind of the last to be chosen or to be entered in his grow out. Promod and I were attracted to his kohaku because of its unique pattern and the bloodline. She came from Sakai of Hiroshima and is an offspring of Shinning Rose. We named our new kohaku “Rosapoo”. Pattern on this kohaku represented the Rose petals and in our native language Malayalam “Rosapoo” means Rose.
Rosapoo was small compared to other koi from that shipment. We just fell in love with beautiful Kohaku. We decided to enter our Rosapoo for the first competition but luck deceived us then too at the 2012 Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club Show. We entered koi to the show seeing that the wound got cured. But she was injured again during shipment at the same place. Rosapoo won Show Chairman’s award. The judges said that if that Kohaku didn’t get injured again, it would have won some major prizes. This is the reason why people take so much care in transporting the Koi. Simple bump or lack of oxygen can affect the koi very badly.
Few years ago we had a major winter storm here in Portland, Oregon. Most families in Portland were stuck at home beacause of the snow, during that winter The Portland Japanese Garden lost majority of their koi collection. Employees of Japanese Garden were not able to open or do any maintainence which was required to save the koi, for almost two weeks. That horrible disaster made Japanese Garden think of alternatives to keep the koi alive. A Japanese Garden is not complete without these living jewels. Koi (colors of water.)
The board fo directors and the management committee conducted a fundraiser to renovate the garden and to bring new koi from Japan. In Japanese culture pond and koi has very important value to it. The belief is that the koi represent the dragon and bring prosperity and charm to the family and friends. The campaign will help the Japanese Garden regain their collection of koi and keep them healthy.
The renovation project took almost two years to complete. The renovation project was lead by specialists in koi hobby. All Japan Koi dealer Mr. Tony Prew is one of these specialist in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Prew took the renovation project at the Portland Japanese Garden.
The Japanese Garden allowed all their sponsor's to name their koi. As a result to that, most of their new koi are named.
We are happy to announce our new acheivement, Koi TV® is available on Roku. This is a great achievement for the koi hobby itself. All Roku customers can add Koi TV® as one of their channels to view. This way you don't have to sit infront of your pc or laptop to watch koi related videos. We have always been experimenting with the latest technologies to promote Koi and The Koi Hobby.
The Puget Sound Koi Show was on August 4th and 5th 2012. The show was held at the Hoshi Koi Farm. Vik Nair and David Young were the Koi Judges. Hoshi Koi Farm is in Tacoma, WA. As you enter there is a beautiful Koi Pond with a good landscape. The whole farm is surrounded with 20 acres or more of blueberry bush. On Sunday morning, the judges began commenting about each fish.