Hikari Japan’s most popular brand offers you the quality you can depend on! Kyorin Co., Ltd., maker of Hikari aquatic diets, calls upon over thirteen decades of ornamental fish-breeding experience to bring you the finest premium aquatic diets available today. Our reputation in Japan, a nation known for its advanced ornamental fish hobby and keen focus on fish health, has helped us maintain a dominant market share for many decades. Today, throughout the world, discriminating hobbyists, with the health of their aquatic pet as their priority, look to Hikari!
The quality of Hikari diets is a direct result of the many activities undertaken to understand fish, their eating habits, and their dietary requirements. It all starts with exploration to study the actual habitats of tropical fish. This invaluable experience compliments intensive research by our Hikari Aquatic Laboratory staff. Additionally, our world-renowned Yamasaki Koi Farm, tropical fish breeding facility, marine fish breeding facility, and crustacean breeding facility allows allowing us to use our diets firsthand, ever noting the growth and coloration characteristics each one offers. We are also the largest shipper of live tropical and marine fish in all of Japan. So, as you can see, we are not producing diets for the sake of selling merchandise, but rather making the health and longevity of the fish and the health of the aquatic environment they live our first priority. Focusing on bringing about success to the hobbyist through exacting nutrition has allowed us to develop a brand name synonymous with superior quality!
Utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, some shown here, Hikari uses modern technology to provide you with products many have come to depend on. Our exclusive, highly automated factories allow us to control 100% of the manufacturing process. Our experienced staff knows what it takes to maintain strict quality standards to bring you our world-class diets. Our first-hand experience breeding and raising fish, and the scientific data we can collect during this process, give us a clear roadmap for future product improvements and enhancements. Actual experience and physical practice instead of marketing schemes or unproven theory, it’s why Hikari is the market leader in premium aquatic diets!
Nishikigoi-an export that has defined Japan’s focus on beauty, elegance, and quality.
Breeding and keeping Nishikigoi is one of Japan’s most revered and time-honored traditions dating back more than two hundred years. Today more than eighty varieties of Nishikigoi are bred and loved by people throughout the world because of their ever-changing beauty, high adaptability to different environments, easy interaction with their owners, and potential to live a long life.
In 1961, Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. began its career as a Nishikigoi breeder in southern Japan. In 1964, a “Kamihata Sanke” (a variety of Nishikigoi) bred and raised at the Yamasaki Koi Farm was awarded the championship prize at the All Japan Nishikigoi Contest. Having a long history of making their own diets, Kamihata Fish Industries utilized this knowledge and experience and began exporting their koi foods throughout the world as Hikari brand diets.
Quickly becoming a market leader it was decided ongoing study of fish health and nutrition would be mandatory and the Hikari Aquatic Laboratory was established. The major focus of this lab is to accumulate breeding and rearing statistics, study ingredient selection and its impact on health and coloration, and research new technologies. Kamihata Fish Industries Ltd. is the only company in the world that fuses a history of tradition with modern technology to bring you and the pets you love their best.
As the most popular and trusted brand throughout Japan, Hikari is also known as the aquatic first choice among Japanese koi professionals and hobbyists. With a quintessential blend of scientific research, modern technology, and almost 140 years of experience, the specialized diets Hikari® offers have been the winning diets used by expert koi breeders to sweep almost every All Japan Grand Championship award since 2003. If you want a diet as rich in time-honored tradition as koi themselves, try Hikari!