The All Japan Koi Show in Tokyo is the most important koi evaluation show worldwide and is run annually by the Shinkokai (association of professional koi breeders) in Japan. Koi experts from all over the world meet up there to admire and buy the best Japanese koi.
The over 70 (!) judges spend an entire day evaluating every single koi being exhibited. Then comes a ceremony lasting several hours in which the cups and awards are handed over. The Shinkokai made an exception in allowing JBL to run a stand after the most reputable Japanese breeders had put in a good word for us. They are keen to support JBL’s professional commitment in the koi scene.