Marudo was another Dainichi student when he started his koi career, He was one of the first before returning to Utogi where his father was a koi breeder. Marudo was also a great believer in the jumbo body shape, which Mano of Dainichi made very famous, the huge body shapes were the koi to have, they won all the shows, the huge hump behind the back, the massive cheeks. Marudo used Dainichi parents for his Kohaku, he tried to change the beni depth, it was very deep, very thick...very red! To this day his Beni quality is superb.
Over the years he has added Sanke and Showa with similar styles of beni, still very Dainichi, he has stuck to a formula which is a winning one. Now having 4 koi houses around Yamakoshi, breeding Yamabuki, Asagi, Shusui, Purachina, Ki-goi, Beni Goi, Shiro Utsuri, Chagoi and many more varieties planned. The place is always packed out by foreign customers, an appointment is nearly always needed to make sure he is at the house you need him to be at.
Very serious koi, I remember after the Earthquake, he lost most of his female parent koi, I saw him the January after the disaster and he had just received 4 koi that he bred but sold 3 years before, 2 kohaku’s, 1 Showa and 1 Sanke...all over 90cms, it was a sight for sore eyes, but proof of the pedigree of his koi.