Category Archives: Shizuoka City

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 57: Old and New Toro Ruins Cover in Shizuoka City!

When sometime this year Shizuoka City decided to adorn the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall with an original colored sewer manhole cover, very few among the local media and even less among civil servants realized that the Toro Ruins (located in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City) were already featured on a rectangular manhole cover which can be seen here and there in the northern half of Shizuoka City and even near Shizuoka Railway Station!

Apart of the Toro Ruins it featured Mount Fuji, the Abe River and green tea fields!
Check HERE for more information on the Toro Ruins!

The new cover was first exhibited inside the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall!

Many visitors commented that it was one of the cutest in Japan!

The City came up with the nickname of “Torobe” for the “Toro Ruins Character”!

Shizuka City is famous for its strawberry fields located by the sea south of the Toro Ruins!

And Mount Fuji of course!

As it is on the pavement in front of the Suruga Office of Shozuoka City Hall!
Note it is the unique sole location!

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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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CONSADOLE SAPPORO (August 17th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 CONSADOLE SAPPORO 8

Shame.. Some people will have to take responsibility…
End of horror!
90+4′ Almost a ninth goal again but fans still encouraging!
90 + 3′ Almost a ninth goal!
Still the best fans in the world encouraging S-Pulse!
5 minutes of hell added! Corner kick for Consadole. Almost a ninth goal!

89′ GOAL! Eigth one given on a plate!
89′ Corner kick for Consadole.
88′ Almost the 8th goal!
83’Terrible display by umpire who first books Consadole’s forward for diving then changes the decision to give a free kick! GOAL! Thank you umpire!
78′ GOAL conceded after Umpire refused to give peanlty kick again!
S-Pulse never gave up but they made the work too easy for their opponents!
Back to the worst defense in Japan…
75′ GOAL! Another counter and easy goal!
73′ Another penalty kick refused!
72′ Consadole misses a fifth goal!
Taki in for Takeuchi.
70′ The luck is not with S-Pulse as a great heading hits the post!
69′ Almost an own goal by S-Pulse after another deadly counter!
67′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted! Corner kick for S-Pulse.Almost ended in a fifth goal for Sapporo!
Iida in to end Tatsuta’s torture!
56′ The fourth goal finally came after another counter after another wasted chance!
54” the game is becoming disorderly. A cance missed by S-Pulse resulting in a dangerous counter. After that S-Pulse unlucky to not a penalty and Consadole once again missing a fourth goal!
3 chances taken out of four for Consadole!
47′ dangerous Consdaole’s attack ending in corner kick. GOAL! Another soft goal! Nightmare! Free header with tip for the drinks!
Dutra in for Kawai.
Kick off by Consadole.

S-Pulse was not dominated but they gave away two soft goals and made too many mistakes especially kaneko and Tasuta on the right side. We seem to be back to the old S-Pulse after some good results. The bench will have to contribute quickly or this will be hopeless especially with an umpire who does not protect players and forgets to use his eyes!
The first half finishes with another chance wasted as heading flies over the bar!
1 minute extra time. Game is becoming boring.
39′ Douglas misses an easy goal!
30′ GOAL! Another blunder leaves the goal open! Jay, the scorer who got booked for a brutality makes a gesture to the crowd but escapes booking!
18′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Great combination but ball flies above bar!
14′ GOAL! Series of blunders give away a goal to Sapporo! Idiotic!
11′ Douglas misses aq great opportunity
4′ Blunder by S-Pulse which could have been very dangerous!
kick off by Pulse.
Kick off at 18:03
Note that Tatsuta is playing instead of injured Elsinho.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 39 Takuo OKUBO
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW JUNIOR DUTRA
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

CONSADOLE SAPPORO

GK 25 Gu Sung Yun
DF 3 Ryosuke SHINDO
DF 20 KIM Min Tee
DF 5 Akito FUKUMORI
MF 19 Kosuke SHIRAI
MF 27 Takuma ARANO
MF 10 Hiroki MIYAZAWA
MF 4 Daiki SUGA
MF 9 Musashi SUZUKI
MF 18 CHANATHIP
FW 48 JAY

Substitutes:
GK 1 takanori SUGENO
DF 2 naoki ISHIKAWA
MF 7 LUCAS FERNANDES
MF 8 Kazuki FUKAI
MF 23 Yoshihiro NAKANO
MF 26 Ryota HAYASAKA
FW 13 Futo IWASAKI

Team Manager: PETRVIC

Referee: Yoshiro IMAMURA
Assistant Referee: Akane YAGI
Assistant Referee: Kentaro MATSUI
4th Official: Masaki TSURUOKA

17:30

S-Pulse has to continue their show of good form when tackling a nemesis of old today! It promises to be a tough encounter but S-Pulse have their chance!

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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 MATSUMOTO YAMAGA (August 10th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S- Pulse 1 Matsumoto Yamaga 0

Finally Broke the fortress! GReat win!
Musaka in for Kaneko.
7 minutes extra time.
Dutra in for Kawai.
85′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Headed away.
73′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Tatsuta in for Elsinho. Inconclusive. But following Matsukto’s attack dangerous! Great save again by Nishibe!
Elsinho yellow carded.
66′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Inconclusive.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Hit the post!
55′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse.
49′ Great cycle kick by Douglas. Corner kick. Wasted.
46′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
2nd half kick off by Matsumoto.

Half Time: S-Pulse leads by 1 goal. First quarter dominated by Matsumoto who nonetheless created few real chances. S-Pulse dominated more or less the rest of the time but created only a couple of clear chances. S-Pulse will have to up the tempo and score a second goal quickly against a mainly defensive team!
1 minute extra time.
40′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
37′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
26′ Two very dangerous attacks by s-Pulse!
Matsubara yellow carded. Slightly incomprehensible…
18” Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Fumble by Keeper! Douglas scores!
17′ Dangerous free kick for SPulse. Barely kicked away by Matsumoto!
15′ Dangerous action by Matsumoto but poor kick over the bar!
Corner kick again for Matsumoto. Wasted.
2′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Corner kick again. Third corner kick. Fourth corner kick. Inconclusive but Matsumoto is pressing!
Kick off by S-Pulse.
Kick off at 18:03

Note that JUNIOR DUTRA is still on the bench!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 4Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 39 Takuo OKUBO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW JUNIOR DUTRA
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

MATSUMOTO YAMAGA

GK 1 tatsuya MORITA
DF 5 Tomoki IMAI
DF 4 Masaki IIDA
DF 41 Hiroki MIZUMOTO
MF 3 Hayuma TANAKA
MF 6 Ibuki FUJITA
MF 14 PAULINO
MF 42 Ryo TAKAHASHI
MF 8 SERGINO
MF20 taro SUGIMOTO
FW 50 Toyofumi SAKANO

Substitutes:
GK 16 Tomohiko MURAYAMA
DF 2 Nobuhisa URATA
DF 39 Toshiya TAKAGI
MF 35 Masaki MIYASAKA
MF 25 Yamato MACHIDA
MF 9 Hiroyuki TAKASAKI
FW 11 Tyo NAGAI

Team Manager: Yasuharu SORIMACHI

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Referee:Osamu NOMURA
Assistant Referee: Tomokazu TAJIRI
4th Official: Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

S-Pulse has to confirm their splendid last Saturday’s in Yokohama to hope to move further the table and nearer this year’s goal! But today’s opponents, Matsumoto Yamaga, in spite of their low ranking have one of the best defenses in Japan and will come with a packed half! Let’s hope that S-Pulse finds the way to the goal as early as possible!

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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 FC TOKYO (July 20th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 FC TOKYO 2

Final whistle. End of ordeal!
Tokyo almost scores in extra time!
4 extra minutes of torture.
It will be a long season. S-Pulse will probably see the end safely but they definitely need a couple of good players!
Hope all gone I’m afraid in spite of commendable efforts, but something is missing badly!
Nightmarish! The end of revival by Shinoda Coach era… Old demons coming back…
80′ Two corner kicks for S-Pulse. Completely wasted!
Taki in for Kawai.
79′ Great chance wasted by Tokyo!
77′ Another very dangerous Tokyo’s attack barely saved into corner kick! Inconclusive.
71′ It is getting a bit too easy for Tokyo!
68′ good enough attack by S-Pulse but impossible angle.
Musaka in for Takeuchi.
Tokyo need only two attackers to put S-Pulse in trouble every time!
65′ Another save by Nishibe!
64′ Another dangerous attack by Tokyo!
61′ Dangerous Tokyo attack ending in corner kick. Corner kick again. Wasted.
57′ Nishibe saves his camp!
54′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Barely saved! One more chance gone begging! Corner kick. Poor! The referee is not helping either… It is getting messy. Dangerous free kick for Tokyo. Wasted. And SPulse’s counter wasted, too!

Sorry for the technical incident. Meanwhile S-Pulse had two chances but also conceded two dangerous corner kicks!

Half time: S-Pulse: 6 chances, 0 goal, Tokyo, 3 chances, 2 goals! Hopeless!
45′ Dangerous action by Tokyo starting from another silly defense mistake. Corner kick. I just don’t know how it did not get in! S-Pulse’s defense in disarray and counters wasted.
42′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Corner kick. Wasted.
38′ At last a good move by Elsinho but shot too weak!
After a great start S-Pulse concedes 2 simple goals for 2 attempts! Torture!
29′ GOAL! comedy of errors by S-Pulse defense!
27′ Corner kick for Tokyo.
21′ Co9rner kick for S-Tokyo.
16′ GOAL! First chance to Tokyo on a counter! Disappoiniting!
12′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Cycle kick just pushed into corner kick!Wasted.
8′ Kitagawa misses golden opportunity! Corner kick. Head just over the bar!
3′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Repulsed.
2′ Great shot by S-Pulse just past left post!
Kick off By S-Pulse

Kick off at 19:03
Note that Tatsuta is starting.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Shota KANEKO
MF 34 Yuka TAKI
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

TOKYO FC

GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 32 Tsuyoshi WATANABE
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 25 Ryoya OGAWA
MF 39 Rotaro OMORI
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 18 Kento HASHIMOTO
MF 10 Keigo HIGASHI
FW 9 DIEGO OLIVEIRA
FW 11 Kansuke NAGAI

Substitutes:
GK 1 Tsuyoshi KODAMA
DF 14 OH Jae Suk
DF 29 Makoto OKAZAKI
MF 7 Hirotaka MITA
MF 28 Takuya ICHIDA
MF 45 ARTHUR SILVA
FW 16 JAEL

Team Manager: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Hiroyoshi TAKAYAMA
Assistant Referee:Satoshi KARAKAMI
Assistant Referee: Yukitaka KUMAGAI
4th Official: Tomokazu SATO

18:30

S-Pulse is facing a tough opponent in the name of FC Tokyo, present leaders of the J1 League, but they have their chance! Let’s hope they hold it!

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

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

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 2 GAMBA OSAKA 4

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′ Over ambitious attempt at goal by S-Pulse.
12′ Great chance completely blown away by Gamba!
10′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. heading too weak!
5’ Dangerous cross by Gamba!
4′ Good counter by S-Pulse unfortunately ended with weak shot!
Kick off by Gamba

Kick off at 14:03
Takeuch i down 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

GAMBA 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!

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
rre.Cuisine
, 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

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

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
rre.Cuisine
, 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

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
rre.Cuisine
, 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