Nogami Koi Farm was founded by forerunner, Hisayuki Nogami in 1968. Our family was originally a farm family, but when my father married the elder sister of Mr. Minoru Mano from Dainichi Koi Farm, we started to hear a lot about Nishikigoi whenever there were reunions such as Buddhist sermons or festivals, and we developed an interest in them. We at first produced small quantities of Nishikigoi and then went on to build a Koi farm.
I of course was in contact with Nishikigoi from a young age, but it wasn't until after I graduated from high school in 1979 and began to receive training at Dainichi Koi Farm that I seriously started working in that business. After fifteen years of training, I took over Nogami Koi Farm. During the initial years, we produced Kohaku and Taisho Sanshoku, but now that we have lost some oyagoi from the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake of 2004, I try to concentrate on what I do best. So I have limited our production down to two varieties; 60% of it is Kohaku and 40% is Showa Sanshoku.