Although we managed to buy some nice koi yestreday , i felt today i was playing catch up as some of our more reguler breeders diddnt have what we wanted .This is a very frustrating time of year as one breeder runs out another has done another round of tateshita and is available for sale . So feeling al little under pressure , and a little the worse for wear after an extended night out we ventured up to Mushigame to see Shintaro . Diddnt build this up too much as once again i diddnt know what to expect , but when we arrived Mark was already there and moving some fish around with Shintaro .As the whole pond had been netted it was easy to see some of the koi easier than normal . a sansai sanke caught my eye , and i thought it was very attractive so asked the price and fish was purchased in about 2.4 seconds . I looked at Mark and he just laughed and said he is in a good mood and still has alot of koi .We then purchased some cheaper sansai , a sanke and a showa as although not high grade they represented very good value for money .He then bowled a nice yonsai sanke , skin quality was very nice , and once again the price was affordable so all were bought .I really like this guy , he has a great sence of humour , and nothing is too much trouble . I explained that we needed some higher quality and we then started bowling some amazing koi , two maruten sanke nisai really caught my attention , and these were purchased and will be left in Japan . One nisai sanke was also purchased and will be shipped to the uk with the rest . Before we knew it , it was time for coffee and curry at the breeders house .After this we went to the tosai house where 30 jumbo tosai were purchased , around 25-30cm . Then we went to the tategoi house and he had a pond full of tateshita , although they were very nice we diddnt pruchase as another very intereasting offer was made which i am thinking about as i write this . Feeking that i had certainly "caught up " with my purchasing , we left Shintaro and moved onto another breeder and saw some nice sansai asagi which we will go and have a better look at as the breeder wasnt there .From here it was into Marusaka to pick some doitsu and metalic nisai , lots very differant varietys and it diddnt take long to pick throught them . Last call was our old mate Maruhiro , here we purchased some nisai shusui and chagoi , and were shown a very intereasting mic of tosai which we are hoping to pick through . Today was certainly a memorable one , some great koi and alot of laughs !