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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs GAMBA OSAKA (September 21st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 GAMBA OSAKA 2

Full time: how unlucky can you be?
45+3′ Gamba somehow saves its goal three times in a row!
88′ Murata hit the post!
80′ S-Pulse throwing everything into the game!
75′ GOAL! this time allowed! By Kitagawa fter great pass by Douglas!
72′ Gamba doinating a flat-footed S-Pulse…. Letting Gamba shoot at freedom again…
70′ Poor shot by S-Pulse sailing over the bar!
68′ Gamba playing cat and mouse with S-Pulse…
65′ Good counter by S-Pulse but Dougls’ kick is blocked!
62′ S-Pulse pushing forward and almost equalised but the last shot direct to the goalkeeper!
60′ GOAL! At last a good movement initiated by Douglas finally finds someone (who?) pushing the ball into the goal! Disallowed!
57′ Very poor and slow tactics again from S-Pulse.
46′ Another bad pass by S-Pulse being exploited but final shot wide over the bar!

Kick off by Gamba Osaka.

Half time: A silly own goal in the first minute completely disorganised S-Pulse to the delight of their opponents who just have to wait for the next mistake. All in all a poor game from S-Pulse in spite of their efforst. Now, will they be able to reverse this situation during the second half?

45+1′ Good cross by Mtasubara but Dougls’ head direct to the goal keeper!
Additonal time: 2 minutes
44′ Good but slow attack by S-Pulse ended with a shot wide.
40′ Gamba completely dominating and shooting just wide of right post!
39′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba safely caught by Rokutan.
34′ Another poor pass leads to a very dangerous attempt by Ga
mba palmed away into corner kick! Inconclusive. But second corner kick. Ended with a dangerous kick over the bar!
30′ Good move by S-Pulse but ended with very poor shot over the bar!
29′ Sterile attacks by S-Pulse easily countered…
25′ GOAL! It is getting worse with another soft goal conceded! Silly game!
21′ Corner kick for Gamba. Rokutan barely palms away dangerous cross.
17′ S-Pulse still trying hard to break their opponents’ solid defense.
10′ S-pulse trying hard to attack an all-defending opponent who repulse easily all attempts.
6′ S-Pulse keeps misses passes!
3′ Very dangerous heading past S-Pulse’s goal!
1′ GOAL! Stupid own goal concede by s-Pulse after being caught sleeping on their left side
kick off by S-Pulse!

Note the return of Douglas from suspension.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 45 makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

GAMBA OSAKA

GK 1 Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI
DF 3 FABIO
DF 4 Hiroki FJIHARU
DF 5 Genta MIURA
22 OH Jae Suk
MF 7 Yasushito ENDO
MF 10 Shu KURATA
MF 15 Yasuyuki KONNO
MF 50 Kosuke ONOSE
MF 11 HWANG Ui Jo
FW 39 Kazuma WATANABE

Substitutes:
GK 23 Mizuki HAYASHI
DF 13 Shunya SUGANUMA
DF 14 Koki YONEMURA
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 28 Takahiro KO
FW 9 ADEMILSON
FW 19 Kazunari ICHIMI

Team Manager: Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Tsuyoshi OGURA
4th Official: Toru KAKINUMA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Gamba Osaka who against all expectations are struggling in the relegation zone.
It promises to be a tough encounter. After a positive away series S-Pulse will be keen to put the last worries behind and enjoy the rest of the season!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 49: Chibi Maruko in Shimizu Ku & Aoi Ku in Shizuoka City!

Chibi Maruko is the heroine of the Chibi Maruko Chan manga series known all over Japan and far beyond overseas.
It was created by Momoko Sakura, born miki Miura(8 May 1965 – 15 August 2018), a resident of Shimizu Ku (formerly Shimizu City) in Shizuoka City. By sheer coincidence the laying of thetwo new and unique manhol covers had been delayed and were installed just after the sudden death of artist.

The first was laid on Sptember 6th in Shimizu Ku just in front of the west exit of Shimizu JR Station.

Chibi Maruko wears a pink holiday outfit on this one.

The background features Mount Fuji which you can see from Shimizu JR Station by clear weather.

Also in the background are tuna and the sea as Shimizu is a major fishing harbor with the largest tuna haul in Japan!

The other one was laid on September 7th at the entrance of the waking alley behind Cenova Deppartment Store in Aoi Ku!

It represents Chibi Maruko in her primary school uniform and headwear!

The background shows Mount Fuji and the Abe River!

And the tea fields, for which Shizuoka is so famous!

Remember these are the only samples! Unique

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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Walking to the Izakaya the Japanese Way: Geta/Japanese Clogs

Not so long ago, the sound of wooden clogs (geta/下駄 in Japanese) could still be heard at any time of the day and night in any season in cities as well as in the countryside.
This is still mentioned as one of the sounds that older Japanese miss most in modern life. A traditional saying in Japanese says that “You do not know until you have worn geta.” meaning that you cannot tell the results until the game is over.
Chefs were wearing them at work inside izakayas and sushi restaurants. Now they wear graceless white vinyl boots.
Interestingly enough, by ignoring geta in favor of Western footwear, the Japanese are not doing a favour to their own health. Instead of being constricted inside shoes with the consequent skin problems during the rainy season and sweaty socks to wear with them, geta allow free movement of the feet in the most natural environment. Contrary to belief, walking with the skin in direct contact with a wooden or lacquered surface does keep the feet at a comfortable temperature, even in the snow.
Moreover, good Japanese-made geta cost an average of 5~6,000 yen (50~60 US dollars), which make them cheaper and far more durable than Western shoes! They can be easily worn day in day out for up to 10 years according to traditional makers in Shizuoka Prefecture!
The great majority of modern geta are made abroad, especially in China these days but traditional manufacture still survives in Japan.
The City of Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture produces 60% of the national output. Hida City in Oita Prefecture is also a major producer.
Traditional and high quality geta are especially made in Fukushima, Nagano, Niigata, Akita and Shizuoka Prefectures.

Geta are sometimes called wooden clogs in English because of their resemblance wit clogs and flip-flops. One could describe them as a kind of elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata but (in Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months. One can still see people wearing them in rain or snow to keep the feet dry, dur to their extra height and impermeability compared to other shoes such as zori.
There are several styles of geta. The most familiar style in the West consists of unfinished wooden board called a dai (台, stand) that the the foot is set upon, with a cloth thong (鼻緒, hanao) that passes between the big toe and second toe. Although there is no need to wear socks, apprentice geisha (also called “maiko”) wear their special geta with tabi (Japanese socks) to accommodate the hanao.

Ladies will often add a protective cap called tsumakawa (爪掛) to protect their toes from the rain or mud in inclement weather.
The supporting pieces below the base board, called teeth (歯, ha), are also made of wood. Cheap clogs are made with cedar wood (杉, sugi), whereas high-quality geta are made of very light-weight paulownia (桐, kiri) imported from Northern Japan.
The teeth are usually made separately and fixed to the base board later (Funageta/船下駄), whereas more valuable geta will be carved out of a single block called (Okaku/大角).
Although great craftsmen are becoming scarce (there are only five recognized in Shizuoka Prefecture in spite of their fame), geta can and usually are suggested to be made on order, so as to perfectly “fit the feet” of its wearer.
Such footwear is becoming increasingly popular abroad where more and more people have recognized not only their practical, health and ecological values, but also for their decorative and fashion merits.

The dai may vary in shape: oval and narow for ladies to rectangular and wide for men as well as in color: natural (harigeta/張下駄), lacquered (nurigeta/塗り下駄) or stained.
The teeth of any geta may have harder wood drilled into the bottom to avoid splitting, and the soles of modern clogs of the teeth may have rubber soles glued to them.
The hanao can be wide and padded, or narrow and hard, and it can be made with many fabrics Printed cotton with traditional Japanese motifs is popular. Inside the hanao is a cord (recently synthetic, but traditionally hemp) which is knotted in a special way to the three holes of the dai. The hanao are replaceable, although breaking the thong of one’s geta is considered very unlucky!
Maiko in Kyoto wear distinctive tall geta called okobo. Also very young girls wear “okobo”, also called “pokkuri” and “koppori”, that have a small bell inside a cavity in the thick “sole”/dai. These geta have no teeth but are formed of one piece of wood. They are carved in such a way as to accommodate for walking.
Japanese professional sumo wrestlers in the lowest wo divisions of Jonokuchi and Jonidan must wear geat with their yukata at all times!

Various types of geta for the true collectors! (this list is far from exhaustive!):
-Sokugeta/足駄: real antiques as these were worn between the Heian Era and Edo Era! They became the symbolic footwear of students in meiji Era
-Yama Geta/山下駄: Square mountain Clogs made of paulownia wood and worn at the beginning of Edo Era. When made with cedar pine wood, they are called Yoshiwara geta/吉原下駄 as revellers in the Yaoshiwara Distritc used them on rainy days.
-Pokkuri Geta/ぽっくり下駄 worn by maiko, geisha and young girls, generally higher and decorated with golden motifs.
-Robou/露卯, Yanagi Geta柳下駄 worn in the early Edo Era.
-Uma Geta/馬下駄, square and made of cedar pine wood. “Horse Clogs”, called so because they sound like horse’s hooves on paved streets.
-Koma Geta/駒下駄, most common all-weather clogs until before the Meiji Era.
-Kiri Geta/桐下駄, high-quality expensive clogs made of paulownia wood. Originally finished with black lacquer.
-Odawara Geta/小田原下駄, very popular among harbor workers and fishermen in the 18th Century in spite of their high price.
-Ippon Geta/一本下駄 or Tengu Geta/天狗下駄, a clog with only one ha/歯/”tooth”. Both worn by kids and adults.
-Taka Geta/高下駄, very high clogs
-Bankara/バンカラ/Narrow clogs with high teeth, popular with older time students.

Recommended manufacture/display center:
Suruga Nuri Geta (駿河塗下駄) (designated by the Shizuoka Prefecture Government)
420-0047, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Seikancho, 9-22
Tel. & fax: 054-253-4917
Homepage: http://www.shizuoka-kougei.jp/009.html (Japanese)

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CONSADOLE SAPPORO (August 25th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 CONSADOLE SAPPORO 2

Full Time: S-Pulse loses the game of blunders! Disappointing!

90 + 1′ Great cross from S-Pulse but Hasegawa’s heading direct into Keeper’s hands. Corner Kick for S-Pulse.
Hasegawa in for Ishige.
S-Pulse is throwing everything but their game is too predictable…
84′ Pulse is losing a game of blunders…
78′ Free kick for Consadole 30 meters in front of S-Pulse’s goal. Wasted.
Arano for Tokura for Consadole.
77′ Great cross by S-Pulse but heading straight into keeper’s hands!
73′ GOAL! Blunder by S-Pulse leaving way to easy goal!
Crislan in for Kitagawa for S-Pulse.
Ono in for Consadole.
70′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
67′ Great counter by S-Pulse finished with poor kick.
66′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Miyakoshi for Fukumori for Consadole.
56′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Dangerous but inconclusive.
Douglas yellow carded.
53′ Corner kick for Consadole.
48′ Corner kick for Consadole. Inconclusive.
Kick off by S-pulse.

Half time: A strange game with two strange goals. S-Pulse created some great chances but were a bit lax in defense. They can do better!
2 minutes additional time.
43′ Dangerous attack by Consadole with last heading just past left post!
34′ free kick for Consadole like a short corner kick. GOAL! A strange goal after the free kick beat everybody before MIyazawa somehow headded the goal in in spite of Rokutan’s retrieval!
Consadole yellow carded.
27′ Great effort by Douglas pushed into corner kick.
23′ Free kick for Consadole 28 meters away. Wasted away.
22′ Dangerous counter by S-Pulse but Kitagawa cannot reach Douglas’ cross!
20′ Golden chance missed by S-Pulse with a desperate save by Consadole Keeper. Corner kIck for S-Pulse. GOAL! Consadole’s defender concedes own goalunder fafreire’s pressure!
14′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse with a little aggro! Directly to the goal keeper.
10′ Early domination by Consodale who earn another corner kick. Headed out.
7′ Dangerous free kick for Consadole 25 meters in front of goal! Completely missed!
4′ Corner kick for Consadole.Cleared away but followed by Consadole’s counter with last shot dangerously over the baar!
4′ Great chance past left post for S-Pulse after Consadole’s defense bkunder!

Kick off by Consadole

Very strong wind after a very hot day!

Freire is back after suspension. Tatsuta is still absent due to national duty.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

CONSADOLE SAPPORO

GK 25 GU Sung Yun
DF 35 Ryosuke SHINDO
DF 20 KIM Min Tae
DF 5 Akito FUKUMORI
MF 26 Ryota HAYASAKA
MF 8 Kazuki FUKAI
MF 10 Hiroki MIYAZAWA
MF 19 Kosuke SHIRAI
FW 14 Yoshiaki KOMAI
MF 9 Ken TOKURA
FW 48 JAY

Substitutes:
GK 1 Takanori SUGENO
DF 15 Naoya KIKUCHI
MF 27 Takuma ARANO
MF 44 Shinji ONO
MF 13 Yoshihiro UCHIMURA
MF 31 Takumi MIYAYOSHI
FW 38 Daiki SUGA

Team Manager: PETROVIC

Referee: Yusuke ARAKI
Assistant Referee: Takanori IIDA
Assistant Referee: Hisashi NAKAI
4th Official: Yuki NODA

18:oo

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Consadole Sapporo fro far away in Hokkaido Island!
Shimizu A-Pulse is in sore need of a victory. Let’s hope for as exciting a game as last Sunday!

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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs URAWA REDS DIAMONDS(August 19th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 3 URAWA REDS 3

Full time! Great game in spite of disappointing draw!
90 +4′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse! Barely saved by keepr!
Topsy turvy game!
4 minutes extra time.
89′ Free kick for Reds.Barely saved by Rokutan!
Pressure by s-Pulse.
Duke in.
Yellow card for Reds.
82′ Corner kick for Reds.
81′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Barely past post!
Crislan in for Ishige.
Free kick completely wasted!
Nagasawa in for Reds.
77′ Very dangerous free kick for S-Pulse following a blunder by the defense once again!
75′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
Lee in for Koroki for Reds.
70′ Another corner kick for Reds. Punched away. GOAL! Stange goal allowd we don’t know why!
69′ Corner kick for Reds. Heading barely past left post!
67′ Another dangerous S-Pulse attack but Douglas’ shot flies past right post! Foolowed by another attack unfortunately poorly finished1
65′ Corner kick for Reds. Inconclusive.
63′ GOAL! S-Pulse hits the post but Kawai converts!
60′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! But for Reds on counter exploiting S-Pulse’ defense blunder!
Martinus in for Iwanami for the Reds.
55′ Kitagawa Misses a good opportunity created by Douglas. Flying over the bar!
52′ Corner kick for Reds. Barely saved by Rokutan!
50′ GOAL! Superb heading by Douglas on a free kick!
47′ Another dangerous free kick for Reds 28 meters away. Barely saved away!
46′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Great shot past the right post!
Kick off by S-Pulse

Half Time: Fairly even game. Both teams created plenty of chances in an attacking game!
Now, the second half could be anything!
45 + 2′ dangerous free kick for reds 35 meters out. Completely wasted away!
3 minutes additional time.
45′ Douglas yellow carded.
44′ Reds miss easy goal!
40′ Free kick within box range for Reds. Safely caught by Rokutan. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse.
39′ Long S-Pulse pressure coming to no avail.
31′ Goal disallowed for S-Pulse!
27′ Another great S-Pulse shot saved into corner kick! Ends with ambitious long range shot!
27′ great long range shot by S-Pulse saved by the keeper!
26′ Very dangerous counter by S-Pulse but failed in extremis!
21′ Corner kick for Reds. Punched away.
18′ Corner kick for Reds. Wasted away.
15′ Reds’ dangerous attack but last shot wide!
13′ Mauricio pounces on a defense mistake. Yellow card and dangerous free kick again! Inconclusive.
10′ Dangerous free kick for Rds on the box line! GOAL! Rokutan had no chance! Nicely curled in by Abe!
97′ S-Pulse Putting on the pressure. Corner kick! Inconclusive.
6′ GOAL! Great passing down to inside the box converted by Kaneko!
3′ great opportunity created by Douglas! u
Kick off by Urawa reds

Makoto Kakuda replaces Freire who is suspended.
Douglas comes back from injury.
Iida replaces Tatsuta on national duty.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

URAWA REDSE

GK 1 Shusaku NISHIKAWA
DF 31 Takuya IWANAMI
DF 2 MAURICIO
DF 5 Tomoaki MAKINO
MF 27 Daiki HASHIOKA
MF 16 Takuya AOKI
MF 22 Yuki ABE
MF 38 Daisuke KIKUCHI
MF 9 Yuki MUTO
MF 12 FABRICIO
FW 30 Shinzo KOROKI

Substitutes:
GK 28 Haruki FUKUSHIMA
DF 26 Takuya OGIWARA
MF 7 Kosuke TAKETOMI
MF 10 Yosuke KASHIWAGI
MF 11 MARTINUS
MF 15 Kazuki NAGASAWA
FW 20 Tadanari LEE

Team Manager: Osawaldo OLIVEIRA

Referee: Tomohiro INOUE
Assistant Referee: Tadashi BABA
Assistant Referee: Takeshi SUHARA
4th Official:Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Urawa Reds, a club famous for its toughness in the J1 league.
Shimizu A-Pulse is on 3 defeats stretch. Let’s hope they come back t their winning ways!

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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
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 KAWASAKI FRONTALE (August 11th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIZU S PULSE 1 KAWASAKI FRONTALE 2

Full time. Frontale showed why they are last year’s champions and deserve their win. S-Pulse played courageously but were limited. They will safely finish in the soft belly of the league at the end of the season and they will need something extra next year!

90 + 4′ Free kick for Frontale. Inconclusive.
Chinen in for Kobayashi for Frontale.
A bit desperate for S-Pulse who miss their passes…
Additional time: 6 minutes.
86′ Dangerous free kick for Frontale. Like a short corner kick. Inconclusive but Frontale keeps the ball.
Hasegawa in for Kawai.
Frontale dominating the last minutes…
S-Pulse running out juice…
Suzuki For Nakamura for Frontale.Saito for Abe for Frontale.
73′ Another corner kick for s-Pulse.
72′ Crner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
70′ Dangerous free kick for s-Pulse. Wasted away.
S-Pulse on the attack but it is a bit too late…
64′ GOAL! FRontale finally breaks the deadlock with fine move concluded by Oshima.
62′ Long range shot by Frontale rolling wide of goal.
Murata in Duke
59′ Corner kick for Frontale.
57′ Ambitions shot by Duke flying over the bar.
56′ Another great save by Rokutan!
55′ Corner kick for Frontale.
51′ Corner kick for Frontale. Rokutan had to come in the picture again!
50′ A rare chance wasted by Kitagawa!
S-Pulse are playing a dangerous game at being negative…
48′ Frontale misses a golden opportunity 15 meters from goal!
47′ Dangerous cross caught by Rokutan!
Kick off by Frontale.

Half time: Frontale at times outrageously dominated possession but wasted many occasions while S-Pulse relied on counters which produced only two real chance, one of them converted. But S-Pulse will have to come with a different strategy in the second half!

5 minutes additional time.
43′ Another great save by Rokutan!
Ishige in for injured Douglas.
35′ Corner kick for Frontale.
30′ GOAL! Frontale’s domination finally paying off with Kobayashi heading great cross!
28′ Dangerous cross from Frontale but heading over the bar!
26′ Drinks due to the unnatural heat.
22′ Corner kick for Frontale. Inconclusive.
19′ For once Frontale opts for a long range shot. Dangerously close to the right post!
15′ rokutan has to interfere twice to thwart dangerous Frontale’s attacks!
13′ Corner kick for Frontale. Inconclusive.
7′ Corner kick for Frontale. Inconclusive.
6′ GOAL! Great through pass to Douglas who makes no mistake!
5′ great attack by S-Pulse but Kaneko shoots over the bar! Frontale is dominating the first minuyes!
1′ Golden chance for Frontale which is somehow blocked by Rokutan!
Kick off by S-Pulse.

Same team composition as last game played home.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

KAWASAKI FRONTALE

GK 1 JuNG Sung Ryong
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 5 Shogo TANIGUCHI
DF 7 Shintaro KURUYAMA
MF 2 Kyohei NOBORIZATO
MF25 Hidemasa MORITA
MF 10 Ryota OSHIMA
MF 14 Rengo NAKAMURA
MF 41 Akihiro IENAGA
MF 8 Hiroyuki ABE
FW 11 Yu KOBAYASHI

Substitutes:
GK 30 Shota ARAI
DF 17 Yuto TAKEOKA
DF 29 Michael JAMES
DF 19 Kentaro MORIYA
MF 27 Yuto SUZUKI
MF 37 Manabu SAITO
FW 20 Kei CHINEN

Team Manager: Toru ONIKI

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Taku NAKANO
Assistant Referee:Shoji AKISAWA
4th Official: Nobuyuki TAKATERA

17:00

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sagan Kawasaki Frontale, one of the top clubs in the J1 league. It promises to be a tough game!

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 SAGAN TOSU (August 1st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 SAGAN TOSU 0

S-Pulse trying hard to preserve their meager lead in the dying minutes!
5 minutes additional time. Iida in for Kaneko.
86′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
84′ Great cross by Duke but missed again!
82′ The last missed for another golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse!
75′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse’s goal. Corner kick. Hasegawa in for Douglas for S-Pulse.
74′ Kaneko misses two golden chances in a row! Corner kick. Another chance wasted!
69′ Free kick for S-Pulse 30 meters away. Corner kick. Over-kicked.
Tosu’s coach yellow carded!
The game is getting brutal.
Tosu getting rough again.
63′ Tagawa in for Torres for Tosu.
55′ Great counter by S-Pulse but Duke volleyed over the bar!
47′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse with Dougls pulled down just outside the box. Wasted.
Kick off by Tosu.

Half time. A more balanced game overall but S-Pulse took their chance. They will need the same spirit with a bit more speed, though!
45 + 3′ extremely dangerous cross by Tosu but close header direct to Rokutan!
45 + 1′ dangerous S-Pulse attack ending in corner kick. Wasted.
41′ Corner kick for Tosu. Inconclusive.
39′ Rough play from Tosu.
32′ Dangerous cross by Tosu resulting with two players lying on the floor.
Ono replaced by Inui for Tosu.
26′ Drinks after Tosu’s shot rolls past S-Pulse’s goal!
17′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse after Douglas’ dangerous foray! GOAL! Douglas makes no mistake!
12′ Golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse after a great combination!
9′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
4′ Dangerous foray by Tosu’s Torres who is proving a load to contain form the beginning!
Kick off by S-Pulse
Kick off at 19:03
Note that Douglas replaces injured Crislan and that Mitchell Duke starts instead of Ishige!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

SAGAN TOSU

GK 20 Shuichi GONDA
DF 13 Yuzo KOBAYASHI
DF 3 Yuji TAKAHASHI
DF 23 Yutaka YOSHIDA
MF 36 Hideto TAKAHASHI
MF 14 Yoshiki TAKAHASHI
MF 6 Akiti FUKUTA
MF 4 Riki HARAKAWA
FW 40 Yuji ONO
FW 9 FERNANDO TORRES
FW 44 Yu KANAZAKI

Substitutes:
GK 18 Yohei TAKAOKA
DF 6 Masato FUJITA
DF 24 Kazuki ANZAI
DF 38 Daici INUI
MF 21 Kohei KATO
FW 11 Yohei TOYODA
FW 27 Kyosuke TAGAWA

Team Manager: Massimo FICADENTTI

Referee: Jumpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Akihiro TAKEDA
Assistant Referee: Hiroki MATSUMATA
4th Official: Naoto UEHARA

18:20

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sagan Tosu from Saga Prefecture in Kyushu Island which has recently acquired significant reinforcements particularly in the person of Spanish star, Fernando Torres. It promises another tough match!
Kick off at 19:03!

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