Although the epidemic has had a big impact on income, the rich Vietnamese still pay for their luxury hobbies, including Japanese gardens and koi fish.
Having just completed the Japanese garden on an area of nearly 2,000 m2 with a cost of nearly tens of billion dong, Mr. Luu Ngoc Nam (Thanh Tri, Hanoi) happily shared, that he bought land of 10,000m2 near the Red River dyke, Thanh Tri district 5 years ago, the initial purpose was to build cold storage for businesses to rent. But through market research, it was found that the demand was not high, it was a location with unfavorable traffic, so it was difficult to find customers. Meanwhile, the hobby of aquarium fish and Japanese gardens is attracting a lot of people with financial conditions. The more he learns to redirect investment, the more he is fascinated by this hobby.
Japanese garden in Truc Son style.
“ I know that building a Japanese garden and koi pond is expensive, complicated and takes a lot of time, but because I was so passionate, I decided to invest nearly 10 billion VND in cash, not including land. I had to travel to many places, find out the finished garden samples to compare and choose. In addition, I also learned a lot of knowledge about Japanese architecture and culture, ” said Mr. Nam.
“To come to a final decision for a satisfactory design, I had to hire 3 people, each design was based on the idea that I drew. The cost for each village is 15 million VND, then only one copy is selected for construction” , Mr. Nam added.
Luu Ngoc Nam’s Japanese garden.
According to Mr. Nam, Japanese garden hobby has many styles, each style is based on real natural scenes in Japan. Depending on the preferences of the homeowner choose Truc Son, Tra Garden or Meditation style. When building in any style, the homeowner will have to carefully study that style, so as not to get lost in the rhythm.
Talking about the cost to make a Japanese garden with an area of nearly 2,000 m2, Mr. Nam said that he had to spend more than 7 billion VND to build and buy trees, dig lakes, release koi fish…
“ The deeper the player understands, the more it costs to build. Because, the Japanese garden requires players to be meticulous, meticulous to the smallest detail. Therefore, players need to invest in purchasing ingredients according to Japanese standards, the more details, the more effort and money it takes, “said Mr. Nam.
According to Mr. Nam, the price of Japanese garden construction in 2020 on the market is at 2.5 million VND/m2, but depending on the complexity of the design, the cost can be many times higher. In addition, the cost for the lawn is 200,000 VND/m2, decorative stone 7-10 million VND/m3, lighting system, stone statues… are decorative items for every small landscape in the garden as well as the whole garden. hundred million dongs. The most expensive accessory for a Japanese garden is the pine tree, which currently costs hundreds of millions of dong per tree.
Japanese garden style Tea Garden.
About the koi pond, Mr. Nam said, the raw construction cost 4 million VND/m3, not to mention the filter system, pump system, aeration … it also costs billions of dong.
“A koi fish over 100cm in size, meeting criteria such as beautiful and unique colors can be valued at hundreds or even billions of dong. Thus, the cost for an aquarium with all types, sizes of sturgeon 50 – 60cm, the number of over 30 fish also costs billions of silver. Thus, at a glance, the Japanese garden and koi pond are also up to 10 billion VND” , said Mr. Nam.
Japanese garden hobby, koi carp not only attracts giants in Hanoi but also attracts many giants in other provinces and cities. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Son (Phu Ly, Ha Nam) is also a giant with a passion for this hobby. Son said, being a hotel and restaurant business, in 2017 he invested in buying a 6,000-square-meter land in the suburbs of Phu Ly to build a wedding restaurant. Because of the large area, Mr. Son only built 50%, the remaining area is for gardening and fish ponds for guests to watch and relax before entering the party.
Koi pond of Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Son.
“Because I have lived and worked in Japan for more than 10 years, I really like the Japanese garden style and raising ornamental fish, so I decided to spend the remaining 1/3 of the area to garden and pond to raise koi carp. . In 2020, I have invested more than 5 billion VND to build a Japanese garden and a koi pond,” said Son.
According to Mr. Son, with the number of more than 140 fish, each costing 10 million VND, his whole fish money also costs nearly 1.5 billion VND. In addition, Mr. Son also invested in 2 ancient green pots, costing nearly 1 billion VND.
“In order to have a garden space, bonsai, and aquarium like today, if you calculate it roughly, it’s worth nearly tens of billions of dong,” Mr. Son said.
Keyword: Japanese garden, koi fish – a billion-Vnd hobby of rich Vietnamese