Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 56: Sagara Cho! Old and new!

Sagara Cho is located in the south part of Makinohara City.
This is a bit confusing for newcomers as only recently Haibara Gun has been renamed Makinohara City while two districts, namely Yoshida Cho (Town) and Sagara Cho (Town) have still kept their names and some autonomy as Makinohara City has a Town Hall in both districts!

Talking of Sagara Town Hall, the staff and civil servants there not only are super friendly bu also proud of their culture and history! It is not big but even though they can provide you with pamphlets in three foreign languages!

Actually if you visit the Tourism Bureau inside the Town Hall the staff there will donate you a metal badge of their newest manhole cover if you can show them a photo of it!

There is actually only one sample of this new manhole cover i town. It is located along the main shopping street right from the bus stop, Sagara Eigyoujyou, the last stop of the Shizutetsu Highway Bus leaving from Shizuoka Cenova Store or Shizuoka Station (about two every hour, 80 minute-trip! Count 1,250 yen)!

You can’t miss it!

It commemorates the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Tanuma Okitsugu, the last Daimyo of the Sagara Domain.
Check his life and achievements on Wikipedia!

At the same time and in the same street you can discover real antiques!
This fire hydrant was installed in 1991!
I heard it is kept for the sake of culture but it is actually functioning!

Since it would not be easy to find for fire trucks especially at night the City had the word “水?Water” painted on the road!

An older common type fire hydrant cover but with the sigil of Sagara Cho!

Another one found everywhere with only “水/Water” sigil!

A large sewer manhole cover with the Shizuoka Prefecture map sigil!

A small valve cover with the Sagara Cho sigil!

Another one with the same sigil!

Time to say good by and take the bus back to Shizuoka City!

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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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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!

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Hamamatsu Castle Ruins

There are still a few castles remaining in Shizuoka Prefecture although all of them are ruins or rebuilt or both.
Bear in mind that the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu spent a long time at different periods of his life in the Prefecture (actually 4 of them at the time) leaving his mark here and there.
One of them is the Hamamatsu Castle whose ruins can still be visited in Hamamatsu City!
Just go to Hamamatsu Castle Park/Hamamatujyo Kouen/浜松城公園 (refer to the details at the end of this article) at any time of theyear to enjoy the sights although my preference is late Autumn when the leaves change color!

A pleasurable stroll!

Most information is bilingual including the very useful map at the entrance of the castle domains!

You do have to negotiate a few slopes!

Enormous camellia tree!

Getting near the entrance!

Bilingual sign introducing the Honmaru/main building! Make a point to read all those signs! They are not only great study but very well translated!

A statue of the younger Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Actually the castle was built by the Imagawa Clan before they lost power and became the masters of ceremony of the Tokugawa Clan.

The entrance to the main building from down below!

A great spot for photography buffs!

A side view of the castle!

The last climb and the torii gate of the Shinto Shrine looking after the place!

Great explanations of the building of the walls!

Succinct but very precise historical introduction!

This was a castle conceived for defense during the Japan Feudal Era!

A must read explanation of the castle foundations, citing that the castle was rebuilt in 1958 but on a smaller scale!

The back entrance?

Great explanation on the well that any castle needed to provide water safely to its occupants!

I would have liked to be an enemy tying to climb that wall!

Even if one had succeeded climbing the wall he didn’t stand much a chance passing through the entrance!

This is only a very short introduction to local history! There is plenty more to discover and there is also a park around the castle to spend the day!

HAMAMATSU CASTLE (RUINS)

Inside hamamatsu Castle Park/浜松城公園
430-0946 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Motojyou, 100-2
Opening hours: 08:30~16:30
Tel.: 053-453-3872

GOOGLE MAP

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Shimada City Roses Hill Park/島田市ばらの丘公園!

if you like roses the place to in Shizuoka Prefecture is the Shimada City Roses Hill Park as it is open all year!

The access is quite easy, 10 minutes by car or by bus from Shimada JR Station!

Entrance fees are reasonable and discounts are offered to kids and groups!

It is certainly larger than expected but very comfortable ro stroll through!

All amenities are provided, especially clean washrooms!

By fine weather it is the ideal place to relax by yourself, friends or family!

As I said it is bigger than expected and even if it rains you can always concentrate on the very wide greenhouse!

Even kids will enjoy it!

Let’s walk around! Hedges everywhere!

The best times of the year are during the Spring and Autumn Festivals, but specialists will find something to observe and study all year round!

Varieties come from all over the World and Japan, including these Charleston roses inviting you to a dance!

Slopes everywhere!

Inside the greenhouse! The staff and gardeners will kindly answer your questions!

Take your time! In any case there is also a cafeteria and souvenir shop!

These will make you blush! LOL

Elegant and cute!

My favorite!

Where were the kids by the way?

Great pictures to take, even under the rain!

Will certainly come back again!

SHIMADA CITY ROSES HILL PARK/島田市ばらの丘公園

Address: 427-0007, Shizuoka Prefecture, Shimada City, Noda, 1652-1
Tel.: 0547-37-0505
Opening hours: 9:30~17:00, 9:00~16:00 from December to March
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Mount Fuji Great View at Satta Pass in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Shizuoka Prefecture is the home of Mount Fuji (rightly argued by Yamanashi Prefecture!), that the “seaside Mount Fuji”. Naturally anyone living in another Prefecture who is able to see it in the distance will argue, but geographically half of it lies inside Shizuoka Prefecture. Full stop!

This is why so many foreign and domestic visitors are disappointed when they cannot admire the view because no one took the pains to explain why when they left Tokyo hoping for a grand spectacle.
Mount Fuji towers almost at 4000 meters and it is no wonder that it can be hidden by clouds, mist or rain. In case of a typhoon stay in Tokyo!

What is the best season, then? The coldest and the driest, the better, which means that the best time is between end of October and end of March. If you are lucky you can enjoy the view on rare days until May. After that you do need a lot of luck!
What is the best location to admire Mount Fuji, then?
Too many to choose from actually, so it needs a little study beforehand.
But all agree that one of the spots is the Satta Pass in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

The Satta Pass until the very end of the Edo Period was a must travelers along the Old Tokaido Route. Actually one can see how it was on one of the woodblock prints of Hiroshige Utagawa exhibited at the Hiroshige Museum in Yui, another must visit spot!
As for going there in this modern era of ours, lazy people can always reach the place by car or taxi, but on a fine day healthy tourists should walk all the way from Yui JR Station, up slopes where they will discover orange trees and meet the local farmers!

Google Map (including instructions for a nice trip!)

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 55: Makinohara City!

Beautiful fire hydrant manhole cover but does not bear any distinctive sigil!

Makinohara City in the southern center part of Shizuoka Prefecture, in spite of its full city status acquired on October 11th, is what you may call a manhole cover desert. The city was created by merging the northern and western part of Haibara Gun/Distric (the southeastern part becoming Yoshida Cho/Town) and Sagara Village. Its main resources are green tea, some fishing and a Suzuki car components factory.
I suppose that in some near future that the City will come up with its own distinctive manhole cover!

This large fire hydrant cover is the only truly Makinohara City cover! It is a common design but with the name of the city on it!

This is a cover found everywhere with the central sigil with the Japanese caharacter for “water”!

水/water!

The same with the old Haibara District sigil!

は/hiragana for “ha” of Haibara District!

A well preserved cover but with the old Haibara District sigil!

An even older Haibara District cover!

Similar one but reinforced by an outer rim!

A small valve cover from my old files!

Looking forward to the new Makinohara City manhole cover!

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The Hidden Gems of Japan!