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Shimizu S-Pulse 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting

Official Shimizu S-Pulse jerseys for 2018 season!

On January 12th the Shimizu S-Pulse 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting took place from 10 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Century Hotel in Shizuoka City!
This was a long-awaited meeting after the near escape 2107 and some needed soul-searching.

It must be said that the club men-in-charge of the club did not disappoint and decided to take the bull by the horns genuinely recognizing the past mistakes and resolutely looking forward.

The President, Vice President and General Manager candidly addressed all issues in a refreshingly positive manner auguring well for the future.

The main points presented by the President were:
-FINANCES:
2027 season budget was almost 34 billion yen and will upgraded to 38.5 billion yen in 2018, 40 billion yen in 2019 and 42 billion yen in 2020.
This is a budget well above the average in the J1 league with a sponsorship total coming 3rd in Japan, general earnings taking 5th place in Japan, sales reaching the 6th spot in japan and the wages taking 9th spot in a league accounting for 18 clubs.
These figures will be upgraded this year and i the next two years with a clearly defined target to aim at a spot in the upper half of the J1 League in 2018, at least better that 7th place in the J! League and best 4 in the Emperor’s Cup Levain Cup and finally aim at the very top in all competitions in 2020!
Shimizu S-Piulse aims at no less than becoming J1 League Champins within 5 years and ACL Champions within 7 years.
For this the budget will reach 45 billion yen by then, with more than 620 sponsors (compared to 500 in 2018)!

-TARGETS:
But the bigger changes to help reach these lofty goals is a marked change of staff and philosophy with the arrivals of Swedish Team manager, Jan Anders Jonsson and his head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda!

New Team Manager, Jan Anders Jonsson, who knows Japan well for having already played and coached there prudently avoided offering his own targets asking to fans to wait at least 3 weeks before he gets to know his players better,
Nevertheless he already informed anyone interested that his style will be hands on, focusing on communications and flexibility, taking a direct approach when needed but asking players to think more for themselves especially during training sessions to become more naturally adaptable on the field. He also insisted on team spirit and mutual reliance.

For this he will be ably helped by head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda, who in spite of his relatively youth has been a full time high level head coach for no less than 12 years!
This certainly promises high expectations from all the fans who will learn soon that things will be very different indeed!

Finally we were presented the new recruits (except for one who is still awaiting his working visa)*
MF Akihiro HYODO (Jersey No 15), a former Shimizu S-Pulse who has played at the highest level for the last 12 years.
MF Jumpei KUSUKAMI (Jersey No 14), who has played at the highest level for the last 7 years, including a stint in the Australian Top League.
DF HWANG SEOK HO (Jersey No 3), Korean International
GK Yosiaki ARAI (Jersey No 31), a top-class goalkeeper just out of university.
and five young players to nurture for the near future:
MF Yasufumi NISHIMURA (Jersey No 36) from Osaka
FW Daigo TAKAHASHI (Jersey No 37) from Kagoshima
FW Jin HIRATSUKA (Jersey No 33) from Gifu and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
DF Kento ITO (Jersey No 35) from Aichi and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
MF Yuta TAKI (Jersey No 34) from Mishima City in Shizuoka refecture and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team

Expect a few more interviews soon!

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-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 ALBIREX NIIGATA (November, 26th, 2017) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimzu S-Pulse 2 3 Albirex Niigata

(Omiya Ardija 0 0 Ventforet Kofu)
(Hiroshima Sanfrecce 2 1 FC Tokyo)

Once again terribly disappointing result for Shimizu S-Pulse which seems to auto flagellate themselves
After such a good first half they disappeared from the scene during the whole second half.
Ventforet Kofu drew so it will be a fight to the very last match!
S-Pule fans do not deserve that!

FULL TIME: Shimizu S-PUlse 2 3 Arbirex Niigata

S-Pulse being very clumsy.
90 +2′ TIAGO’s weak heading directly to Niigata keeper.
6 minutes additional time.
GOAL! RONY heads in cross!
TIAGO in CHONG TESE for Shimizu S-Pulse
Niigata dominating.
GOAL! Direct in!by KATO!
83′ Very dangerous free kick 22 meters from S-Pulse goal line!
82′ Another dangerous Niigata attack saved by Rokutan!
HORISONE of Niigata yellow carded.
HASEGAWA in for KAMATA for S-Pulse.
74′ Shot wide by NIigata.
Attendnce: 17071
Niigata dominating.
GOAL! RONY scoring for Niigata after S-Pulse lowered their guard!
67′ S-Pulse getting tired. Rokutan made to work to protect his goal.
KAMATA in for KITAGAWA for S-Pulse.
62′ Dangerous S-Pulse counterattack.
SAKAI replacing OGAWA for Niigata.
59′ Another chance wasted by S-Pulse with weak shot immediately followed by superb parade by Rokutan on resulting counter attack.
57′ Shot wide of goal by Niigata.
55′ Shot wide of goal by S-Pulse.
51′ Dangerous Niigata attack ended with shot into side netting!
45′ Kick off by Niigata.

HALF-TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 2 0 Arbirex Niigata.
Shimizu S-Pulse clearly dominated the first half and merits to lead but it should have been at least double!
Let’s hope they will bank on that!
The best way is clearly attacking more a Niigata team where only RONY is proving really dangerous.

45+ 1′ FUTAMI conceding dangerous free kick just outside box and yellow carded on top of that! Cleared away!
2 minutes additional time.
44′ Free kick for Niigata 37 meters in front of goal. Wasted.
38′ Free kick for S-Pulse30 meters from goal. Heading straight to the keeper.
37′ Another opportunity for S-Pulse ending with weak shot wide of goal.
34′ Free kick for S-Pulse 22 meters from goal. Heading just past right post! Another golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse!
33′ Heading over the bar for S-Pulse.
32′ Another superb attack by S-Pulse which almost found MITCHELL DUKE! Corner kick. Inconclusive.
30′ Free kick for Niigata 35 meters from box. Incoclusive.
28′ GOAL! Great move started from the right to find KITAGAWA completely unmarked!
26′ Free kick for Niigata just outside right box corner! Barely cleared!
22′ Stupid yellow card for CHONG TESE!
17′ Dangerous Niigata counterattack barely cleared!
14′ GOAL! Matsubara cross finds KANEKO who fires in from close range!
12′ Corner kick for Niigata.14
Kazunari ONO replaced by Shun OBU for Niigata.
Early domination by S-Pulse but missing too much in front of goal!
8′ Another golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse which sees its shot cleared off by a defender!
7′ Great save by Rokutan!
5′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Cleared away!
4′ Free kick for S-Pulse 30 meters away. Golden chance over the bar!
2′ First shot by S-Pulse. Straight to the keeper!
0′ Kick off by S-Pulse. Niigata who won the toss unusually chose the opposite half…

Kick off at 13:03!

12:00
Shimizu S-PUlse still beset with injuries: The newest injury caused KAWAI and MURATA to miss today’s game. On the other hand IIDA, KAKUDA and KAMATA are back from injuries and sitting on the bench with FREIRE and TIAGO SILVA having purged recent penalties.
S-Pulse still sticks to an old-fashioned 4-4-2 while Niigata concentrates on a heavy midfield with a 4-5-1 formation.

11:30


The teams are coming in!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 2 Kohei SHIMIZU
DF 3 Tomoya INUKAI
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko mATSUBARA
MF 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 20 Ryo TaKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 9 CHONG TESE

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 5 Shoa KAMATA
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 27 Takahiro IIDA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 8 TIAGO ALVES

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

ALBIREX NIIGATA
GK Koki OTANI
DF 8 Kei KOIZUMI
DF 50 Seitaro TOMISAWA
DF 2 Kazunari ONO
DF 27 Yuto HORIGOME
MF 6 Ryota ISOMURA
MF 13 Masaru KATO
MF 7 RONY
MF 40 Yoshizumi OGAWA
MF 9 Ryohei YAMAZAKI
MF 32 Atsushi KAWATA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Tatsuya MORITA
DF 19 Kisho YANO
DF 44 Shun OBU
MF 20 Go HAYAMA
MF 23 Noriyuki SAKAI
MF 30 ROMERO FRANK
FW 39 Takamitsu TOMIYAMA

Head Coach: Wagner LOPES

Referee: Yudai YAMAMOTO
Assistant Referee: Hideaki NISHIO
Assistant Referee: Yoshihito HAYASHI
4th Official: Masuya UEDA

11:00

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Albirex Niigata for a live or die game today at home at Nihondaira Stadium!
With two games left to play this season they absolutely need a win to day to keep off struggling fellows, Hiroshima Frecce (1 oint behind) and Ventforet Kofu (3 points behind)!
Game kick off at 13:00!

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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs CEREZO OSAKA (August, 9th, 2017) Live Coverage!

Entry of the Shimizu S-Pulse players!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and the current leaders of the League, Cerezo Osaka!

The local firefighters in charge of watering the ground!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 takuma Edamura
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Sho KANEKO
MF 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 50 Yuta TAKI
FW 46 Jin HIRATSUKA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

CEREZO OSAKA
GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 5 Yusuke TANAKA
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 15 Yasuki KIMOTO
DF 22 Matej JONJIC
MF 6 SOUZA
MF 10 Hotaru YAMAGUCHI
MF 16 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 24 Kazuya YAMAMURA
FW 8 Yoshihiro KAKITANI
FW 9 Kenyu SUGIMOTO

Substitutes:
GK 27 Kenta TANNO
DF 2 Riku MATSUDA
DF 23 Tatsuya YAMASHITA
MF 7 Kunimitsu SEKIGUCHI
MF 17 Takaki FUKUMITSU
MF 26 Daichi AKIYAMA
FW 11 RICARDO SANTOS

Head Coach YOON Jong Hwan

Referee: Takuto OKABE
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Yoshihito HAYASHI
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

Nihondaira Stadium in the sunset!

Kick off at 19:03!

0′ Kick off by Shimizu s– Pulse
4′ Teams take no real risk yet.
6′ dangerous attack on right flank by Cerezo inside the box. Goalkeeper catches safely weak shot.
8′ Corner kick obtained by MITCHELL DUKE. Two dangerous center kicks bring nothng
Cerezo counter attack ends wit shot wide over the bar.
12′ chance goes begging for S-Pulse with ball stolen by defense inside the box.
17′ dangerous center kick into the box by S-Pulse. Goalkeeper catches it neatly.
19′ Kaneko creates his own great chance but his kick flies high over the bar from a mere 10 meters!
22′ Corner for Cerezo.
GOAL! Cerezo Osaka 1 Shimizu s-Pulse 0!
Controversial goal at best after a mess inside the box. The umpires have a long talk but the goal by Kazuya YAMAMURA is in!
Protests going on!
26′ The game is becoming a bit crazy on both sides!
29′ center kick by S-Pulse.
30′ S-Pulse Ryo TAKESHI yellow-Carded for dangerous tackle from behind.
32′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo 25 meters away far left. GOAL!
Cerezo 2 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
S-Pulse completely outfoxed by Yasuki KIMOTO’s heading!
35′ Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse inside box. Ball barely saved into corner kick.
Great center kick but heading trickles past far post!
38′ Dangerous center resulting in corner kick for Cerezo Heading over the bar!
39′ S-Pulse attacking!
Other chance for S-Pulse going begging with poor shot over the bar!
Poor finishing is costing S-Pulse a lot! on the other hand Cerezo is always dangerous on their few counter attacks!
45 + 1′ Corner kick for Cerezo! Inconclusive.

Half-time Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Cerezo Osaka 2

Teams almost equally shared possession and chances but Cerezo proved why they are top of the League with clinical finishes.
On the other hand S-Pulse although plying wider than usual showed disappointing finish with poor shots from very near their target.
The second half might prove a long road for the locals as Cerezo can afford to see things coming to them!

46′ Kick off by S-Pulse.
First attack catching S-Pulse cold. Ball hits the near post!
47′ GOAL disallowed!
Great heading by Hasegawa!
48′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse!
GOAL! Kaneko slots it in calmly!
S-Pulse 1 Cerezo 2
52′ The game is alive with both creating dangerous chances1
55′ S-Pulse is at last taking risks!
57′ Unfortunately S-Pulse is slowing down.
60′ Long range shot finds a corner for S-Pulse!
GOAL! S-Pulse 2 Cerezo 2
Kitagawa catches a flat-footed Cerezo defense with a long and sharp shot along the ground inside the far post!
62′ Rokutan saves S-Pulse with a great parry of a ball that went into his right corner of its goal!
63′ S-Pulse is suddenly piling on the pressure!
65′ Daichi Akiyama comes in for SOUZA for Cerezo.
Cerezo goal keeper barely parries off a shot into his to corner from Hasegawa!
67′ shot wide of its mark from Cerezo.
68′ Free kick for Cerezo 35 meters almost in front. Inconclusive.
73′ GOAL!
Shimizu s-Pulse 3 Cerezo 2
Incredible! Trick goal by Kitagawa on a center kick by Matsubara!
What’s going on!
Fans screaming in delight!
74′ RICARDO coming in for MATEJ JONJIC for Cerezo.
77′ S-Pulse shot off a great center just past far post!
7(‘ Great attack by MICHELL DUKE.
80′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
How did that ball didn’t get in? S-Pulse threatening Cerezo!
83′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse goal. KANU yellow-carded for dissent!
Shoot going barely past far post!
87′ FREIRE in for HASEGAWA.
Cerezo getting desperate with poor shot flying over the bar.
Yuta TAKI in for KANEKO.
89′ Corner kick for Cerezo.
Heading dangerously past far post!
Murata in for Kitagawa.
90 + 1′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo, almost a forwarded corner kick. Inconclusive.
90 + 3’ S-Pulse surviving by the skin of their teeth!
Incredible! Cerezo misses from 5 meters!

FULL TIME: Shimizu SPULSE 3 CEREZO OSAKA 2

Just incredible!
Coming back from a 2-nil losing first half and inflicting no less than three goals into the J1 League leader!
A result that will send shivers all over Japan!

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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
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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs GAMBA OSAKA (July, 8th, 2017)

Shimizu S-Pulse fans on fire!

Very loud Gamba Osaka fans!

Today, Saturday, July 8th sees Shimizu S-Pulse welcoming one of the bigwigs of the J1 Leagure, namely Gamba Osaka at Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Tough, tough game! Let’s hope hope that S-Pulse will push themselves to new limits!

mitchell Duke at practice!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 14 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

GAMBA OSAKA
GK 1 Masaaki HIGSHIGUCHI
DF 22 OH Jae suk
DF 2 Genta MIURA
DF 3 FABIO
DF 33 Ryo HATSUSE
MF 8 Yosuke IDEUCHI
MF 7 Yasuhito ENDO
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 39 Jin IZUMISAWA
MF 10 Shu KURATA
FW 13 Hiroto GOYA Substitutes:
GK 18 Yosuke FUJIGAYA
DF 4 Hiroki FUJIHARU
DF 6 KIM Jungya
FW 9 ADENILSON
FW 20 Shun NAGASWA
FW 53 Shuhei AKASAKI
Head Coach: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Jumpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Toshiyuki NAGI
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
4th Official: Shuichi MAJIMA

Great pageant before kick off!

Kick off at 18:03 (Japan time)

The teams and the last ceremony before the start!

0′ Kick off by Gamba
2′ Round of observation…
11′ lack of precision from both teams.
12′ First shot at goal by S-Pulse easily caught by keeper.
14′ Weak shot at goal by S-Pulse.
17′ Great shot by Mitchell Duke just past the left post!
18′ Domination by Gamba.
21′ A few hard tackles by booth teams.
22′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
23′ Scramble inside Gamba box. Last shot parried easily.
24′ Corner kick for Gamba. Headed away.
25′ Free kick for Gamba 30 meters in front of goal! Shot wide of left post.
26′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poorly executed.
31′ Very dangerous shot by S-Pulse barely repulsed into corner by great save from Gamba Keeper.
GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Gamba 0!
Easy tap in by Ko Matsubara near far post completely unmarked on corner kick from Right of Gamba goal.
32′ Goal disallowed to S-Pulse for offside following free kick 33 meters from box!
33′ Shot wide by S-Pulse dominating.
34′ Shot by Mitchell Duke parried by Keeper!

40’GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Gamba 0
The third attempt was the right one! Scramble inside box before Shoma KAMATA heads in an easy goal!
42′ One more shot at goal by S-Pulse heavily dominating.
Additional time: 1 minute.

HALF TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 2 GAMBA OSAKA 0

Noticeable change of strategy by a suddenly refreshed S-Pulse with a new-look attack.
Gamba unusually timorous in their attacks while S-Pulse has been playing wider than before with immediate results.
Poor attitude from Gamba fans booing their own team.
All in all, S-Pulse deserved their lead against Gamba who didn’t have a single shot at goal.
Now, can S-Pulse achieve the surprise of the day?

45′ Second half kick off by S-Pulse.
Yasuhito ENDO substitued by Shun NAGASWA for Gamba.
48′ Very dangerous S-Pulse shot after free kick clearance. Corner Kick.
Barely headed away.
49′ Dangerous attack by FUJIMOTO of Gamba which forces ROKUTAN to make great save!
53′ pressure by Gamba which earns a corner kick.
53′ Corner kick for Gamba. Inconclusive.
56′ Dangerous attack by Gamba but poorly executed center kick.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Followed by very dangerous counter attack by Gamba who completely wastes it away!
58′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba from 25 meters right of S-Pulse box. Cleared away.
59′ Corner kick for S-Pulse after excellent attack. Volley wide over the bar.
61′ Gamba hit S-Pulse right post!
Corner kick. Cleared away.
Shota KANEKO substitued by Koya KITAGWA for S-Pulse.
66′ Great attack by S-Pulse but poor final shot wide over the bar.
68′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Corner kick again.
Mitchell Duke’s heading just past far post!
69′ very dangerous center kick by Gamba with final heading just past right post!
Jun IZUMISAWA substitued by ADENILSON for Gamba.
Gamba players warned for rough play.
70′ Dangerous heading over the bar by Gamba.
77′ Heavy pressure by Gamba which forces again a great save by ROKUTAN!
81′ Sustained pressure by Gamba. S-Pulse tiring.
Kazuya KURATA substituting Mitchell DUKE.
86′ More pressure from Gamba.
88′ Gamba getting desperate.
Yuu HASEGAWA substituted by FREIRE.
3 minutes additional time.
90′ + 1′ S-Pulse throwing their bodies in defense.
FULL TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Gamba Osaka 0!!!!!!

Shimizu S-Pulse which showed a totally different approach and a new look attack deserved their win although the result might look a little flattering after the heavy pressure soaked in during the second half, but Gamba disappointed.
It seems at last that the future is bright for S-Pulse

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