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Robert-Gilles Martineau hails from Bourgogne/Burgundy, France and presently resides in Shizuoka/Japan

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 52: Numazu City (except Love Line! Sunshine!! Manga Covers)

The large and medium-sized Numazu Mount Fuji Covers together!

This is a roundup of manhole covers in Numazu City although it does not include the Love Lin! Sunshine!! Manga Covers and places like Heda which were merged into the City. They will appear in future articles!

This is the beautiful color manhole covers they call “Mount Fuji” Cover in Numazu City! hard to find as there is only one to be discovered in the harbor vicinity!

The large sized Mount Fuji cover to be found everywhere in town!

The same, medium-sized!

The brand new one, in balack and white!

An older one with the Numazu City sigil in the middle!

An even older one with the same sigil in the middle!

This type with the same sigil in the middle can be seen in various colors to follow the patterns on the pavement!

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 51: Oyama Ashigara!

Fire Hydrant cover common to many places. You have to check the “logo/sigil”!

This particular search turned into a real adventure! I started with a mistake getting off at Suruga-Oyama Station where I found out that the local Tourism Information had been closed for good for more than a year! I had to take a bus and walk for quite a while to find my target at the Fujinomiya Rest Area!

The circle logo/sigil means it belongs to Oyama Ashigara area!

My target! The only color Oyama manhole cover exhibited inside the information office at the Fujinomiya Rest Area! Great staff there incidentally!

Cute, aren’t they?

Pressurized air valve cover with Oyama Ashigara sigil!

I had found out previously that none of Oyama Ashigara covers could be found around Suruga Oyama Station so I asked the staff where I could find them. They replied theris was the only one to be seen. But I had seen photographs of uncolored ones near a station. So It could be only Ashigara Statio, the one station before!
I ignored the advice and decided to walk all the way to Ahigara Station!

On the way I found this different typeof fire hydrant cover!

The kanji for “water” inside the sigil meant it was a common cver used in many parts of Japan!

After a full hour walk my stubborness was rewrded!

Ashigara (unmanned) Station along the Gootemba Railway Line!

There were not one but half a dozen of them!

I also discovered this old fashioned rectangular fire hydrant cover with the Oyama Ashigara sigil!

Never give up! LOL

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs GAMBA OSAKA (March 2nd 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULS 4 GAMBA OSAKA 2

Full time: But for the consolation of the last goal the game was lost in the second half by chilcdish passes all leading to the conceded goals. Very poor performance. Time to bring in the absentees!
90+5′ Free kick in front of goal for S-Pulse. GOAL1 Ball bounced out of the post and put back in by Takii
90+#’ S-Pulse really lucky not to conced another goal repusled by the post!
5 minutes of additional hell!
S-Pulse’s poorest game in two years! A pain to watch!
84′ Corner kick for Gamba. Inconclusive. Takii in Kaneko.
Very poor game by SPulse with players accumulating bad passes! Rokutan saving the 5th goal!
81′ dangerous Gamba’s counter from another misssed pass ending in corner kick!
Ishige in for Nakamura
76′ Great chance for S-Pulse butheading into keepper’s hands!
73′ GOAL! Another one following a stupid pass!
Chong Tese in. And S-Pulse almost concedes another goal! Corner kick for Gamba. Inconclusve.
72′ Gamba dominating. Dangerous frre kick just outside S-Pulse box. GOAL! And such an easy one at that! S-Pulse completely out of their shoes!
65′ Corner for Gamba.
S-Pulse are being too naive. Gamba knowas that by pressing theey will provoke a bad psss!
57′ GOAL! And a stupid one at that after a terrible pass! Gamba is laghing!
53′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Almost there!
52′ Corner for S-Pulse. Poor.
48′ Dangerous counter by Gamaba following some poor passing!
Kick off by S-Pulse

Half time. 1 all. S-Pulse had their chances but converted only one whereas Gamba were more effective. S-Pulse will need a bit more speed in the second half!
42′ Corner for Gamba. Inconclusive.
33′ Poor clearing by Rokutan almost ending in a gift goal! Corner kick for Gamba! Crner kick again. Inconclusive. Followed by great S-Pulse attack jus finishing wide!
31′ Dominating Gmab gets Corner kick. Inconclusive.
29′ GOAL! All started with bad pass exploited by Gamba!
23′ Dangerous attack by Gamba just wide!
21′ Another great S-Pulse attack almost reaching goal!
20′ great attack by SPulse but heading too weak on cross!
17′ GOAL! Nakamura puts SPulse ahead on a great counter finished by Tatsuta’s cross first headed by Kitagawa then slotted by Nakamura!
12′ Overambitious attempt at gioal by S-Pulse.
12′ Great chance completely blown away by Gamba!
10′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. heading too weak!
5’ Dangerous cros by Gamba!
4′ Good counter by S-Pulse unfortunately ended with weak shot!
Kick off by Gamba

Kick off at 14:03
Takeuchidown with a stomach bug is replaced by Musaka. Elsinyo is still absent as well as Douglas

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 33 WANDERSON
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 617 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 30 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 15 Takuma MIZUTANI
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
MF 5 Hideki ISHIGE
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF Yuta TAKII
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

VGAMBA OSAKA

GK 1 Masami HIGASHIGUCHI
DF 4 Hiroki FUJIHARU
DF 5 Genta MIURA
DF 19 KIM Young Gwon
DF 22 OH Jae Suk
MF 7 Yasuhito ENDO
MF 8 Kosuke ONOSE
MF 10 Shu KURATA
MF 15 Yasuyuki KONNO
MF 9 ADEMILSON
FW 16 HWANG Ui Jo

Substitutes:
GK 23 Mizuki HAYASHI
DF 13 Shunya SUGANUMA
DF 14 Koki YONEKURA
MF 6 Tatsuya TANAKA
MF 21 Shinya YAJIMA
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
FW 39 Kazuma WATANABE

Team Manager: Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO

Referee: Nobutsugu MURAKAMI
Assistant Referee:Haruhiro GISUKA
Assistant Referee: Toshiyuki TANAKA
4th Official: Daisuke SAKURAI

13:30

First home game of the new season!
A difficult opponent to start with, Gamba Osaka! After the good but somewhat disappointing draw achieved on the ground of Hiroshima Sanfrecce, last season’s 2nd place club, the boys will be keen to prove their worth even in the absence of at lest two star players!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Shimizu S-Pulse 2019 Season New Team Announcement Meeting

On January 11th the Shimizu S-Pulse 2019 Season New Uniforms, Policy and New Team Members Announcements Meeting took place from 13 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Century Hotel in Shizuoka City!
This was again a long-awaited meeting after the remarkable progress in 2018!

The new uniforms for home games and away games were unveiled and although slightly different from last year, continued with a more sober and adult design. The main color will be deep yellow and orange for home games and white with a little orange for away games.
-POLICY and FINANCES
2019 and beyond will basically follow the same path with the budget that been upgraded to 38.5 billion yen in 2018, and should aim at 40 billion yen in 2019 and 42 billion yen in 2020.
As confirmed before, this is a budget well above the average in the J1 league with sponsorship, general earnings, sales and wages taking the club to the 9th spot in a league accounting for 18 clubs.
As for this year performance targets they are still kept to a reasonable level aiming at finishing within the first 5 spots of the J1 League to improve on the excellent 8th spot achieved this year and at least reach the quarterfinals of the Levain Cup and of the Emperor’s Cup
As for future targets they are still the same, that is, Shimizu S-Pulse aims at no less than becoming J1 League Champions within 4 years and ACL Champions within 6 years.

-NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Vindicating the new coaching staff put in place in 2108 it has been re-assigned in bloc for a marked continuity in success.
As for the playing staff it has been pared down to a more reasonable size with the import of precisely targeted recruits and the confidence renewed in young players according to the club policy to develop as many of their players as possible.
All the lines are solidly doubled with an accent on re-enforcing the defense which was only average the past season and the midfield to support a very successful attack. Not only this will ensure a smooth turnover, especially with players on international duty, but also promises fierce competition for the starting spots!
The new players presented on that day were:
DF (right lateral) Elson Ferreira De Souza/nickname, Elsinho (Jersey No 18) acquired from Kawaasaki Frontale.
MF (right-footed) Keita Nakamura (Jersey No 20) recruited from V-Varen Nagasaki
MF (right-footed) Kenta Nishizawa (Jersey No 16) originally from the Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team who the moved to Tsukuba University
GK (right-footed) Togo Umeda who graduated from the Shimizu s-Pulse Youth Team this year
Two new Brazilian players, Wanderson and Augusto and one Chinese player, WU Shaocong are still being processed and will be announced in the near future!

-PLAYING SQUAD (as of January 11th, 2019)
1 GK Yohei NISHIBE
2 DF Yugo TATSUTA
3 DF HWANG Sok Ho (South Korea)
5 DF Shoma KAMATA
6 MF Ryo TAKEUCHI
7 MF Mitsunari MUSAKA
8 MF Hideki ISHIGE
9 FW CHONG Tese (North Korea)
12 SUPPORTER’S NUMBER
13 GK Yuji ROKUTAN
14 MF Jumpei KUSUKAMI
15 MF Takuma MIZUTANI
16 MF Kenta NISHIZAWA
17 MF Yosuke KAWAI
18 DF ELSON Ferreira de Souza/Elsinho
19 FW Jin HIRATSUKA
20 MF Keita NAKAMURA
21 GK Toru KAKIGWA
23 FW Koya KITAGAWA
25 DF Ko MATSUBARA
26 DF Hiroshi FUTAMI
27 DF Takahiro IIDA
30 FW Shota KANEKO
31 GK Togo UMEDA
34 MF Yuta TAKI
35 DF Kenta ITO
36 MF Yasufumi NISHIMURA
37 FW Daigo TAKAHASHI
49 FW DOUGLAS (Brazil)

-COACHING STAFF (as of January 11th, 2019)
Manager: Jan Anders JONSSON (Sweden)
Coach: Gerry PAYTON (Ireland)
Coach: Yoshiyuki SHINODA
Coach: Yoshikiyo KUBOYAMA
Coach: Tomofumi KURIYAMA
GK Coach: Keisuke HADA
Physical Coach: Koichi DOIZAKI
Conditioning Coach: Rui KOKUBO
Chief Doctor: Mitsuhito DOI
Chief Trainer: Toshiyuki TOKOROZAWA
Physiotherapist: Yukihisa MIYAMA
Physiotherapist: Marshall Massashi SAITO (Brazil)
Trainer: Ryuichiro MAEZAWA
Athletic Trainer: Ryohei SHINURA
English Interpreter: Christian ISSHIKI
English Interpreter: Hiroshi ENDO
Korean Interpreter: LEE Kang Heng
Portuguese Interpreter: Kuiz Fernando Meireles Goncalves (Brazil)
Portuguese Interpreter: SATO BRINO Naoki
Athletic Advisor: Hirotoki ONOZAWA
Youth Team Manager: Hiroaki HIRAOKA
Youteam Head Coach: Shinichiro KATO
Youth Team Coach: Yohei SEKIYA
Youth GK Coach: Adauto Alexandre Masson (Brazil)
Jr. Youth Team U-15 Manager: Jun IWASHITA
Jr. Youth Team U-14 Manager: Takayuki YOKOYAMA
Jr. Youth Team U-13 Manager: Daisuke ICHIKAWA
Jr. Youth Team GK Coach: Makoto KAKEGAWA
U-12 SHIMIZU (U-12 Coach): Makoto WATANABE
U-12 SHIMIZU (U-11 Coach): Takamitsu OTA
U-12 Shimizu (U-10 Coach): Hayato SUZUKI
U-12 MISHIMA (U-12 Coach): Yasuhiko NIMURA
U-12 MISHIMA (U-11 Coach): Yuzo WADA
U-12 MISHIMA (U-10 Coach): Rei ONOGI
Assistant Coach: Yoshiki TAJIMA
Athlete Development Conditioning Coach: Takayuki NAKAYAMA
Athlete Development Conditioning Coach: Yoshihisa SAITO
Trainer: Masanori WAKAMTSU
Academy Advisor: Ryuzo MORIOKA

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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 8 bis: New Covers in Atami City!

Atami City at the entrance of the Izu Peninsula has always been borring of the the fame of the Peninsula, especially stories from the Nbel Prize writer Yoshinori Kawabata, famous for the Izu Odoriko as featured in Atami Yacht harbor by a statue of the famous scene representing a man kicking his lover with his geta/Japanese clog!

Along the pavement opposite on the far side of the street opposite of the city you will find interesting covers!

All right, you will find this tyoe all over Japan! LOL

Now, this the is the one you will be looking for!
But there is another one…

You will have to walk a bit, though, befor you will find it in front (there is only one of its kind!) of the first station of the railway line leading to Ito City!

Beautifui, isn’t it?

You will find them in their mint forms at the Atami Waterwoks Office!

Walking down from the station you will discover this sall sized one found only in a few cities in Japan commerating Natiojnal Land Survey!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 23 bis: Old and New Manhole Covers Roundup in Fujieda City!

I heard tehre have been some additions to manhole covers in Fujieda City and I decided to investigate!
If you get down the south exit of Fujieda JR Station you will notice a new one on your right abot 50 meters away on the pavement!

Here it is !

Fujieda City is arguably the City where the first game of football/soccer was played in Japan, hence the soccer ball!
The gentleman is a famous TV talent and the lady a local TV announcer!

The wisteria (fuji/藤 in Japanese) is the emblem flower of Fujieda City which incidentally means “wisteria branch”!

This manhole cover was obviously sponsored by a TV Company!

Here and there you will find this cover representing both Mount Fuji (“Fuji” is being used as pictorial pun as it both means Mount Fuji and wisteria). This kind i getting a bit old and it has become difficult to distinguish the slight differences in color of the two original ones. the bird featured there is the city emblem bird, the “mejiro/Japanese White-eye!

Now if you go to the beautiful Rengeiji Flower Park you will find a new cover ust before the entrance!

Different materials used!

Of course you willfind the same design without he colors and in two different sizes in many locations!

This is a far older type with the Fujieda City logo in the middle!

Another old one with the same central logo!

And still another one with the same logo but in rectangular shape!

And to finish one with a cute mejiro among flowers!

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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs VISSEL KOBE (November 24th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 3 VISSEL KOBE 3

Full time! A shame of a game!

General fight again! Red card against Vissel!
General fight!
45’+$’ Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Rokutan!
Hyodo in for Kawai.
Plot lots by who?Result: grave injuries just occured! Shame1
S-Pulse are so unlucky! Completely dominating but it just does not come off!
4 minutes additional time.
Substitution for Vissel.
44′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Headed over the bar.
Goal disallowed for offside to S-Pulse!
42′ GOAL! One more counter finds Dougks’ head1
Vissel’s player red carded!
Ishige in for Kitagawa.
78’ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted away.
Brutalities everywhere!
70′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Chong Tese in Kaneko. Inconclusive.
S-Pulse yellow carded.
67′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
This game is slowly becoming a farce thanks to who?
I Have seen some unlucky games this season but this beats them all!
63′ GOAL! And even stranger this time! A missed center floatsinside S-Pulse’s goal!
I am not allowed to critize, but somebody is covering himself with ridicule!
56′ Kitagawa’s kick just over the bar!Free kick for S-Pulse.
Yellow card against Vissel.
51′ Dangerous free kick for Vissel. GOAL! Strange goallet in by S-Pulse’s defense!
47′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Incoonclusive.
Kickoff by Vissel.

Haltime. S-Pulse dominated and were a bit unlcky but they shuld step up their game!

2 minutes additional time. Pressure by S-Pulse who get two successive corner kicks.
42′ Corner kick for Vissel. Inconclusive.
39′ GOAL! lunder by Vissel’s defense exploited by Kawai!
35′ S-Pulse is trying hard to attack but lluck is not on their side!
30′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconcusive.
26′ GOAL! Great pass by Iniesta which gives a great goal to Vissel!
24′ Another great save by Rokutan!
21′ dangerus free kick for S-Pulse. kitagawa hits the post!
Rough game since then!
7′ Rokutan saves a point blank shot!
4′ SPulse almost robbed ball from goal keeper!
2′ Over ambitious long range shot by Vissel missing goal. Rough tackles by Vissel….
Kickoff by S-Pulse.

Kickoff at 14:03

Note that injured Freire is replaced with Tatuta whille Iida takes Tatsuta’s place.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKODaiya MAEK
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTANI
DF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

VISSE KOBE

GK 1 Daiya MAEKAWA
DF 24 Masatoshi MIHARA
DF 39 Masahiko INOHA
DF 25 LeoOSAKI
DF 15 Daiki MIYA
MF 30 TEERATHON
MF 14 Naoyuki FUJITA
MF 7 Hirotaka MITA
MF 8 Andres INESTA
MF 10 Lukas PODOLSKI
FW 16 Kyogo FURUHASHI

Substitutes:
GK 28 Kenshin YOSHIMARU
DF 2 Daisuke NASU
DF 22 Wataru HASHIMOTO
MF 23 Yoshiki MATSUSHITA
MF 27 Yuta GOKE
MF 50 Shun NAGASAWA
FW 17 WELLINGTON

Team Manager: Juan Manuel LILLO

Referee: Toru KAKINUMA
Assistant Referee:Takayuki SHIMIZU
Assistant Referee: Shoji AKISAWA
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

13:00

For the last home gmae of the season Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Vissel Kobe with the likes of Iniesta and Podolski. S-Pulse are now aiming at re reaching the highest position in the league whereas Kobe are still not free from relegation. It promises a tense encounter!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City