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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CEREZO OSAKA (April 20th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 CEREZO OSAKA 0

FT! Great Win!
S-Pulse defending with teeth and nails!
4 minutes additinal time.
89′ Free kick for s-Pulse.
Futami in for Kitagawa.
87′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Wasted.
81′ Another dangerous free kick for Cerezo. Great save by Rokutan! GOAL! On the counter Kitagawa rauns over everyone and nets the ball!
79′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo. Inconclusive.
Musaka yellow carded.
Douglas in for Tese.
69′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Very dangerous!
Musaka in for Takeuchi.
61′ Corner kick for Cerezo.
56′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
51′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Very lucky save for SPulse!
Kick off by Cerezo Osaka

HALF TIME. Fairly leveled game with a few occasions gone begging. S-Pulse missed too many opportunities with missed last pass. They will have to step up their game!
45 + 1′ Very dangerous attack by Cerezo with heading flrying astpost!
2 minutes additional time.
42′ Corner kick for Cerezo.
38′ Tese’s shot saved into corner kick! Wasted.
35′ very dangerous attack by S-Pulse ending in corner kick. Corner kick again. Inconclusive.
30′ Great shot by S-Pulse but diretly to the keeper!
27′ dangerous attack by -Pulse but ball evedes everyone!
23′ dangerous Cerezo’sheading over the bar!
18′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Great save by Rokutan on deflected shot! Corner again. Inconclusive.
12′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo.Barely missing the post!
7′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Over the bar!
11111111′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
Kick off by S-Pulse.
Kickoff at 15:03

Note that midfielder nakamura is absent due to a sore thigh.
On the other hand Ishige is unfortunately out for all the rest of the season due to riht knee back ligaments rupture. We all wish him a safe return to the pitch in the near future!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 9 Chong TESE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 15 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 49 DOUGLAS
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

CEREXO OSAKA

GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 3 Tasuki KIMOTO
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 22 MATEJ JONJIC
DF 23 Tatsuya MATSUDA
MF 2 Riku MATSUDA
MF 6 LEANDRO DESABATO
MF 10 Hiroshi KIYOTAKE
MF 11 SOZA
FW 8 Yoichiro KAKITANI
FW 20 BRUNO MENDES

Substitutes:
GK 1 Kentaro KAKOI
DF 16 Eiichi KATAYAMA
MF 7 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 25 Hiroaki OKUNO
MF 32 Atomu TANAKA
FW 9 Ken TOKURA
FW 13 Toshiyuki TAKAGI

Team Manager: LOTINA

Referee: Hiroyoshi ROKUTAN
Assistant Referee:Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Osamu AKASAKA
4th Official: Yuki NODA

14:30

S-Pulse is at last playing home after another stretch away from home!
After their first win of the season, during the derby against Jubilo Iwata at Ecopa Stadium, the expectations are high!

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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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs SHONAN BELLMARE (March 31st 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 SHONAN BELLMARE 3

Disappointing loss!
4 minutes additional time for whatever it means!
88′ Corner for Shonan. And again. The game is beeing lost…
Dangerous free kikc for Shonan. Corner for Shonan. Corner kick again. Inconclusive.
Renato in for Kawai.
Elsinho yellow carded.
78′ Corner for S-Pulse. Badly wasted!
Yellow card for Shonan.
70′ GOAL! Another ball left to be shot with no opposition!
Taki in for Kaneko.
65′ Long range shot by S-Pulse but straight to goalkeeper!
62′ Corner for S-Pulse.
Douglas in for Tese!
60′ Very dangerous Shonan’s counter blocked in extremis! Corner kick for Shonan. Barely saved!
56′ Corner for S-Pulse. Wasted.
54′ Golden chance missed by Shonan in return!
52′ Golden chance missed by Tese!
Second half. kick off by S-Pulse.

Half time. Shonan had only two chances and converted them whereas S-Pulse spent the first half wasting a lot of opportunities!

1 minute additional time. Corner kick for Bellmare. GOAL! Another stupid goal conceded on a corner kick!
43′ GOAL! Strange but welcome goal by Kaneko! It was a lucky rebound from a shot by Tese!
36′ Corner kick for Bellmare. Inconclusive.
35′ dangerous free kick for Bellmare. Wasted.
22′ Corner for Shonan. GOAL! S-Pulse defense tricked!
yellow card for Shonan.
9′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
6′ good move by S-Pulse but shot hit side net!
4′ Very dangerous cross by Elsinho!
3′ First shot by Bellmare. Wide.
Kick off by Shonan Bellmare.

Kick off at 14:03

Note that Nakamura is absent feeling unwell. On the hand Douglas is back from illness and on the bench!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 8 Hiroki ISHIGE
FW 9 Chong TESE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 TAKAKIWA
DF 27 Takahiro II-DA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 33 WANDERSON
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Team Manager: Jan Amders Jonsson

SHONAN BELLMARE

GK 1 AKIMOTO
DF 13 YAMANE
DF 3 FREIRE
DF 23 ONODA
MF 28 SUZUKI
MF 2 KIKUCI
MF 18 MATSUDA
MF 5 SUGIOKA
MF 39 TAKETOMI
MF 11 YAMAZAKI
FW 7 UMEZAKI

Substitutes:
GK 21 TOMII
DF 50 FURUBAYASHI
MF 14 NAKAGAWA
MF 30 SHIBATA
MF 32 NII
FW 9 YUBIJUKU
FW 24 OHASHI

Team Manager: SONG

Referee: IIDA
Assistant Referee:TAKEGI
Assistant Referee: MURAI
4th Official: BABA

13:30

After a slow start and difficult away games S-Pulse is back home and seem to be at last on an ascending mode.
They absolutely need a win to start the season again!

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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 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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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

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Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club: Food Stands at Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

A Shizuoka specialty on offer at Nihondaira Stadium: Sakuraebi Kakiage to shirasu donburi/bowl of rice topped with cherry shrimps fritters and biled sardine whiting (Seasonal only!)!

Watching a soccer/game, even in Japan, is certainly a hungry and thirsty job!
But do not worry, there is plenty on offer at food stands both outside and inside the stadium to satisfy all palates!

Plenty of beer with Sapporo Company, on of Shimizu S-Pulse official sponsors which also has a big brewery in the Prefecture! Outside the stadium!

Inside the stadium!
Of course soft drinks are available!

As for food, there is really a lot to chose from!
Let’s start with outside the stadium!

No less than 8 kinds of snacks from yaki soba/pan-fried noodles to jagaimo/boiled and buttered potatoes and 6 sof drinks!

What do they make here?

Taiyaki/hot fish-shaped pancake filled with bean jam!

Tako yaki/hot octopus dumplings!

Shaved ice!
Choose your topping!

Shorounpo/hot and juicy Chinese dumplings!

Chinese fried rice!

And more Chinese treats!

Bread and cakes!

Pop corn!

Seafood ramen, curry noodles and chicken karaage!

Bento!

And more from sausages to fried potatoes!

Let’s go inside1
Fried potatoes (French fires for the Americans! LOL)!

No less than 9 dishes from Bacon steak to Japanese Chazuke!

Pineapple!

Fried chicken!

Brochettes!

And for dessert, a smile form the pop corn girls!

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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

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Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club: Atmosphere at Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City is the home of Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club

The two official mascots of Shimizu S-Pulse soccer Club was created in 1993 to become one the teams taking part in the inaugural Japan League (J-League) the same year.
It is still the only non-corporate-owned club in the upper tier of Japan Professional soccer leagues, and the atmosphere is certainly different from in other clubs!

Most come by bus, although some do choose to reach the stadium in many ways from walking to private cars.
Do check the parking availability first!

Even the home team comes by bus, but this is fairly normal!

As it can be pretty crowded I advise to come at least an hour before kick-off to enjoy the atmosphere at ease!

It is a very children-friendly stadium and the mascots make sure they enjoy their trip!
Fans are extremely well-behaved by European and South American standards, and although you should ensure a minimum of care thefts and fights are unheard of, even during the most crowded games, whatever the result!

The venue has become increasingly popular with overseas fans of both genders and any age for many reasons: safety, great hygiene, superlative service and crowds truly enjoying themselves!

Staff at the information are extremely dedicated and will gladly serve you beyond the language barrier!

Join the local fans and get your face painted to the colors and emblems of Shimizu S-Pulse!

There are plenty of food stands outside and inside the stadium for hungry and thirsty fans!
Plenty of beer available!

I will introduce the food stands in a separate article but you must try the Japanese specialty: octopus dumplings!

And tai yaki/sweetmeat fish-shaped cakes, freshly cooked for the sweet tooth!

And there is plenty to choose from the souvenir stand!

Don’t worry, there plenty of washrooms all around inside the stadium, gender-separated and even for wheelchair users!

The home fan stand!
The seatings are divided between 4 stands, the main, the back stand, the home fans stand and the away fans stand!
The big difference is that many fans choose to mingle with other fans, difficult to imagine abroad!

The stadium with a capacity of 19,000 is very compact and the stands are very close to the pitch!
Some Kashima Antlers fans pointed out to me that Shimizu SPulse ground had a great atmosphere because it is just right size with a great proximity to the players. A German fan I met during the Sanga Tosa game said the same thing with the safety added to it!

Especially for those arriving early young fans’ bags can be left on their seats safely!

Local fans are passionate and keep singing all the time, all in good humor!

And you can be assured there plenty of competition from visiting fans!

Shimizu SPulse who boasts one of the best youth clubs in the whole country always give an important place to youngsters!

Pageantry is at a premium, too!

Game on!

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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

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Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club: How to reach Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Shimizu -S Pulse, the only non corporate-owned soccer/football club in the top Japanese J-League, generally have home League matches either on Saturday or Sunday afternoon and Cup games on Wednesday evenings!

A practical, especially if you plan on a drink or two, to reach their official ground located in Nihondaira, Shizmizu Ku, Shizuoka City  is to use the Shizutetsu shuttle bus.

The shuttle going exclusively to the Nihondaira Stadium on home games is to be boarded along Matsuzakaya Depatment Store across from Shizuoka Station north exit. The bus stop number is 17!

Great staff on hand always ready to answer your questions with a smile!
Buses swill start leaving from Shizuoka Sttation about 2 hours before kick-off, bu come early as the buses are crowded!

Remember that bus stop!

Expect long queues constantly growing!

One of the  shuttle buses!

40 minutes ride!

Arrival at your destination!

Getting off the bus and walking to the entrance gates!

Local fans having stickers applied on their faces!

17,000 visitors for 20,000 seats available!

Very efficient information desk!

The back stand, from the back! Lol

The main stand!

Game day!

Players in action!

Remember to start early back after the game as the queues for their return bus are extremely long!

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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 Soccer Practice Ground Visit

Another way to enjoy soccer and support your favorite players is to visit your club practice gorund and facilities!
Here, in Shizuoka Cit, visiting the practice ground of Shimizu S-Pulse is not only simple enough but also makes for an excellent day out!

Shin Shimizu Station, Shizutetsu Raolway Line, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

You can always go by car as they have ample parking facilities but the easiest way, especially on your own is to go there by train and bus!
As far as the train is concerned you have to choices although the bus line is the same.
Either get off Shizimiu Station on the Tokaido Railway Line and take a Shizutetsu bus from Bus Platform N0 3.

As for me it is easier to use the Shizutetsu Line (Any station from Cenova Station) and get off at the Shin Shimizu Station Terminal.

Once out of the station go to the Sun Route Hotel across from the station!

Go to No3 bus stop and board the “Tokai Daigaku Miho Suizokukan/東海大学三保水族館”.

The schedule is on the left column above (about 2 buses an hour).

If you use the same bus on weekends note that the schedule is different!

Get off at “S-Pulse Renshuujyou/エスパルス練習場”!

You can’t miss it!

Follow the signs!

Check the map!

Here you are!

Two sets of tiered seats are available for free for visitors!
Note the temperatures can be extreme there, so bring an extra coat in winter and a large sun hat in summer!

Both gender washrooms and a soft drink vending machine are available!

Note that the ground is off limits for casual visitors!

Here in come the players!

Practices are conducted very similarly to any professional soccer/football club all across the Globe!

Practices are held from 11:00 am from Tuesday to Friday unless there is a cup game mid-week!

Separate practice for goal keepers!

Warming up exercises!

Shooting practice!

Mitchell Duke in action!

Sterner practice for goal keepers!

More of the same!

Whole ground team practice!

Half ground practice for faster passing and shooting!

The club house is next to the ground but you need special permission to enter it!

For collectors!

Another rare item!

The official Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club Flag!

The mascot of Sekisui Haim Real estate Agents, one of Shimizu s-Pulse official sponsors!

Exchanged flags including quite a few South Korea and even Ajax!

Note that the return bus stop inside the ground!

And don’t forget to check the return bus schedule!

See you again there soon!

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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City