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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 54: Yoshida Cho (formerly part of Haibara Gun)!

Talking of Yoshida Cho in Shizuoka Prefecture still confuses a lot people here because its former name, Haibara Gun, was changed to the new modern appellation only recently. To make things more difficult there are  more than a half dozen districts/towns of the same name in other Prefectures!
This is probably the main reason that Yoshida Town decided to devise their own manhole cover to advertise/promote their region!
It can be found in front of Yoshida Town Hall bus stop across the street!

A certainly more modern approach to design!

The Town is more known for another color cover installed quite some time ago near the seaside, quite a way far from the Town Hall!

It uncolored version inside a bigger cover!

The uncolored version on its own!

One can find in the same Town all kinds of “ancient” and more recent covers, particular to this area or regularly found all over Japan like this fire hydrant cover!

I found this one in my files but couldn’t locate it during my last trip!

A type found in many places but with a Yoshida Town central sigil!

This sigil was created when Haibara Gun was renamed Yshida Town!

You do have to keep an eye on that central sigil as you might in for some surprises!

Yoshida Cho vigil!

How about this one then?

Shimada City sigil! Apparently they ran short and had to “borrow” this one from neighboring Shimada City!

One can find various valve covers!

Another one with a different rating!

Central Yoshida Cho vigil for this one found everywhere in the country!

A small semi private one with the same design as the classic one!

I found this one in my old files but it might have disappeared!
Oi river water access! It might be found all along the river!

A private one found in my old files privately owned by the Yoshida Flower Park!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 53: Love Line! Sunshine!! Manga Covers in Numazu City! (Complete!)ture

Love Line! Sunshine! manga on buses in Numazu City!

The nationally and internationally popular Love Line! Sunshine! happens to take place in Numazu City as it is a harbour city in Shizuoka Prefecture,Japan!
The city has naturally made it its emblem and the number of Japanese and foreign visitors for the sole purpose of visiting and acquiring memorabilia is ever increasing!

Love Line! Sunshine! Manga on bus stop billboard!

Some time ago the city through crowd funding decided to create color manhole covers depicting the nine heroines of the Manga series.
But not is all rosy under the sky even in Japan. A disgruntled or jealous, but definitely deranged, student decided to destroy all the covers by painting them with highly corrosive liquid. The bad news were of course aired all over the world. The city first took all the covers away to be replaced with plain ones at first.

Love Line! Sunshine! Manga on rental bicycles!

After some reflection the city, through crowd funding again, decided to create new manhole covers with the manga theme. But this time only three characters, the whole group and a Japanese language name graphics were made in colors. These colored covers are unique whereas the black ones are most unique with some exceptions. No need to say that they are protected by the citizens and hidden cameras!

Here is the full collection, which I must admit took some doing at times! LOL

For reference here is photo of the nine original covers!

The whole group facing the sea in color.

The same in black, which cannot be seen on pavements but is sometimes exhibited at local events!

Its mint character makes it a bit difficult to discern the details!

The colored “Harbour Girl” Japanese character cover!

The black version!
Now, this is one is a bit tough to find as it is unique!
First you must either go by car or take a 40-mimute bus trip. Board the bus going to “Enashi/江梨” from the number 8 bus stop in front of Numazu station. Get down at “Nagahama Shiro Ato/長浜城跡). Luckily enough the cover is just a few steps away!

Chika cover, exists only in black!

Harumaru cover, colored!

Harumaru cover, in black!

Dia cover, exists only in black.
Another tough one to discover as it is unique and located among pine trees inside “Senbon Hama Park/千本浜公園”. You need some  luck there!

Kanan cover, exists only in black!

Mari cover, exists only in black!

Riko cover, exists only in black!

Ruby cover, colored version!

Ruby cover, black version!

Yoshiko cover, colored version!

Yoshiko cover, black version!

Good hunting and don’t forget to start very early as it will take you at least a full day with good preparations. Moreover you had better do it all on foot except for the 40-minute bus trip!

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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 black and white!

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

An even older one with the same sigil in the middle! It is also diagonally divided!

The same, round and undivided!

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

A municipal electricity manhole cover!

Not a manhole cover, but a brand new pavement plaque!

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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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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!

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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
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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

The Hidden Gems of Japan!