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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 12: Hamamatsu City

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The mint of an old sewer manhole cover!

Hamamatsu City is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture both in area (Number 1 in Japan, too) and population in Shizuoka Prefecture and counts a lot of varieties in mnahole covers, not accounting for towns and cities recently merged in which will be for the next posting!

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A mint for sewer manhole cover with a kite to advertise the Hamamatsu Kites Festival held every year during the first week of May!

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The same without the colors!

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An unusual sewer manhole cover with the drawing of a “kappa”!

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Soles/groupers!

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A rectangular manhole cover also with a sole!

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Now, what could be that fish?

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A very old one representing bamboo tree decorated with “Tanabata” Festival motive messages!

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Swallows!

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Rain water manhole cover!

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The one above and the two below have already been introduced in another article but I added them to complete the Hmamatsu City report!

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Seen in Hamamatsu City.

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Seen in Hamamatsu City!

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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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 11: Kakegawa City

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One of the Kakegawa Castle Mints!

Kakegawa City in central west Shizuoka Prefecture is a city has certainly grown big, at least in area, when many surrounding towns were merged into it.
It also boasts a castle, a copy made in late 20th Century.

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The same as above on a pavement!

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Another mint in different colors!

There were older designs as the three below prove:

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“Autumn Leaves Street!”
Water Duct Manhole Cover.

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The same as above but over a Fire Station Water tank!

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A version of the Kakegawa Castle without the colors!

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This particular manhole covers commemorates the fact that Hisaka In Kakegawa City was the 25th Station of the Old Tokaido Road as painted by Hiroshige!

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The same on a pavement!

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Another mint in different colors!

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The same on a pavement without the colors!

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A rain water manhole cover!

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Probably a sewer manhole cover!

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A beautiful mint for Kamiuchida District!

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Manhole cover in Daito Cho which has since been merged into kakegawa City!

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Electric cable access manhole cover in Ogasayama Sports Center!

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Another electric cable access manhole cover in Ogasayama Sports Center!

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the mint for a sewer manhole cover in Osuka Town which has been merged since with Kakegawa City!

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Another mint for a manhole cover in Osuka Town which has been merged since with Kakegawa City!

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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

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 10

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Beautiful Shimizu City (before it was merged with Shizuoka City) manhole cover for “river waters” discovered by my good friend Atsuko Kurata in Sodeshi, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

For this particular blog let me come back to Shizuoka City where I found more “technical information”!

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The “mint” of the above manhole cover!

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An old manhole cover in Shimizu City (now Ku) for soil running.

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A yellow version of the original orange type in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The same without enamel coating!

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An old Shimizu City (now Ku) sewer manhole cover!

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A big double manhole cover in Shimizu City (now Ku)!

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I found this one on the Internet describing a commemorative manhole cover inside the Shizuoka Prefectural Park, Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!

I will have to investigate for bigger pictures!

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The same as above in different colors!

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Unknown motif on a manhole cover in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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A beautiful Fire Hydrant manhole cover in Yui Cho before it became Yui in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Another fire hydrant manhole cover in Yui Cho before it became Yui in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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A gate bulb Manhole cover manhole cover in Yui Cho before it became Yui in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Note the sakura ebi/cherry shrimp motif!

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The same as above in different color over a fire hydrant!
Also not Mount Fuji you can see from Yui!

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Fire hydrant Manhole cover in Kambara, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 9: Western Shizuoka Prefecture

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Fire hydrant in Iwata City!
Iwata City is the home of the Iwata Jubilo Soccer Club whose symbol is the “Sankouchou/Paradise Fly Catcher”, which is also the bird of Shizuoka Prefecture

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For this posting I decided a move to the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture with pictures I have again found on Japanese blogs until I can investigate further on my own!
The above manhole cover is over a water access.
Obviously a commemorative one, it extols the virtues of Ryuuyoo Town inside Iwata City: A Town of Water, sunshine and Greenery!

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The same as above but with a landscape of shore, marine pine tree and lighthouse!

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A sewer manhole cover in Iwata, Ryuuyoou Town!

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An already old fire hydrant manhole cover installed in Ryuuyoo Town, Iwata City in 1985!

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A manhole cover in Hamamatsu City representing Sakekawa River in Hamamatsu City!

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Another splendid manhole cover in Hamamatsu City in Gouryuu Distroct!

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Another simpler manhole cover in Hamamatsu city but note the motif at the center!

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Tenryuu in Hamamatsu City! Water access manhole cover with a beautiful bird design!

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A splendid flowery manhole cover in Toyoka Mura in Hamamatsu City!

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A water access manhole cover in Mikkabi, Hamamatsu City, introducing the joys of sailing!

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A colorful fire hydrant manhole cover again in Mikkabi!

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An old manhole cover in Mikkabi over the access to a fire department water tank!

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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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 8: Atami City!

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Taken in Atami city, a sewer “manhole” representing the famous story of the “Izu Dancer”!

I and my friends can’t be everywhere in the Prefecture of Shizuoka, which accounts for almost 4,000,000 souls, the equivalent of New Zealand or Ireland!
Moreover distance are pretty awesome due to its shape. It takes 3 hours by train non-stop to travel from Shinjohara in the west to Atami in the east and more to to travel to Shimoda at the southern tip of Izu Peninsula.
English reports or postings on manholes in Shizuoka do not exist and this is a pity, but there are many Japanese blogs, live or defunct which depict them! I certainly found a lot, and until I can travel and confirm them, as well as find more, I will try to run a kind of compilation to help all who are interested in such an unusual form of art!

This particular post show pictures taken as far back as the 17th of July, 2007 in Atami City for a blog which has ceased quite a few years ago. I did travel to Atami City and remember most of them!

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Another rectangular sewer “Manhole cover” in relation with the one above depicting not cherry blossoms but plum blossoms for which Atami City is famous!

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This large type blending in its surroundings also exists elsewhere but with a small and important difference, the little central hot spring motif!
After all, Atamai City is arguably the most famous hot spring resort town in Japan!

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But I think this sewer type manhole cover also blending in its surroundings can be found only in Atami City!

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Again this type is found all over the Prefecture but not with the central hot springs motif!

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Unusual manhole cover over an access to hot springs hot water!

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A double spent waters manhole cover with the central hot springs motif!

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This gas and electricity meter manhole cover can be seen all over the Prefecture.

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The same for this gas manhole cover although I haven’t noticed the central motif yet!

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Fire hydrant manhole cover with a central hot spring motif!

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Another hot spring hot water access manhole cover!

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Fire hydrant manhole cover found all over the Prefecture!

Loads more coming soon!

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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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 7

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My friend Atsuko Kurata discovered this old manhole cover in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City.
“出雲式” or (“Bursting Cloud Systme”) was apparently developed by a single company called Miyoshi Shokai.

I already know of many blogging friends in Japan taking pictures of manhole covers all over this country.
The reason is simple enough: as there is little chance of them being stolen (I can’t say the same thing back in our countries!) the local/municipal government often use them as touristic advertisements !

I keep on looking for them during my many travels through the Prefecture.
And this time again I was lucky to enjoy some great help from a new friend working for the Shizuoka City Touristic Information, namely Atsuko Kurata!
Like me she is chasing all kinds of cultural artifacts, especially the unusual ones!
I’m pretty sure that we should be able to come with a “Ten Best” very soon, at least for the year 2013!

Actually I have found some interesting sources of defunct and live Japanese blogs which should direct me to dozens more soon in the whole Prefecture!
Some are real works of art!
Keep tight!

Until then the present post will be slightly “technical”!

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Atsuko found the above and the two below in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City.
They seem different but they are actually the same type!

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They seem to point in different in different directions.

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They seem to do so, but in fact the outer rim is fixed whereas the cover is movable!

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I found this in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City.
I wonder what a “gas bulb” stands for?

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Another very large rectangular manhole cover in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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I found this one in front of the Shizuoka Main Police Station in Aoi Ku.
It was produced by Kaneso Foundry Co.
It seems that the police have their very own manhole covers as the character “警” of “警察” meaning “police” tends to indicate!

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Another,almost rare, old type in Aoi ku, Shizuoka City!

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It was made by yet another foundry called Daidore Co Ltd.

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A very large one for Chubu Denryoku Electric Company in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Not all the manhole covers of Chubu Denryoku/中部電力” are marked such!

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A smaller one with an indicator in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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This is a reminder of a type found in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City which comes in different color or with none, and can be subdivided into groups, one station “shi no hana aoi/市の花葵”/”Shizuoka Flower: Hollyhock” or with a “T” foolwed by a number!

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No color and “T-14”!

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No color and “T-25”!

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A medium-sized one for a fire hydrant in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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We see more and more of these large ones blending into the surrounding decor in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The same type as above blending into the surroundings but for NTT/National Telephone & Telegraph Co.in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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I don’t have a clue what ” Gas P” stands for!

Some beauties coming next!

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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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 6

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Courtesy of Atsuko Kurata!
Shizuoka Fire Department Water tank Access!
She found this very unusually patterned manhole cover in her neighborhood near Kusanagai JR Station in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

I already know of many blogging friends in Japan taking pictures of manhole covers all over this country.
The reason is simple enough: as there is little chance of them being stolen (I can’t say the same thing back in our countries!) the local/municipal government often use them as touristic advertisements !

I keep on looking for them during my many travels through the Prefecture.
And this time again I was lucky to enjoy some great help from a new friend working for the Shizuoka City Touristic Information, namely Atsuko Kurata!
Like me she is chasing all kinds of cultural artifacts, especially the unusual ones!
I’m pretty sure that we should be able to come with a “Ten Best” very soon, at least for the year 2013!

The next 4 picture all taken by Atsuko Kurata show the variations on a beautiful design!

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The manhole cover above and the next three below were ordered by the Municipal Government of Shizuoka Prefecture. “道路・維持” could be loosely translated as “Road Development”.
The above was discovered at the gate of Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, at the foot of mountain, in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The above was discovered in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City, at the Ishida crossroad, right in front of the APITA shopping mall!

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The above was discovered in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, at the front entrance of the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Office!

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Manhole covers are sometimes designed to blend with their surroundings, but this one was “blinded” by a relief marker to help blind people walk along pavements!

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Atsuko Kurata discovered this extraordinary double manhole cover near Manseicho crossroads in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City one her way to Satsuki Street from S-Pulse Dream Plaza.
It is made of two known manhole covers to allow for two different sizes of access!

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I found this one and the ones below near the National Sports Training Center in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City.
The one above is the smaller size manhole cover by Kojima Foundry Co. for ”汚水” or waste waters.

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This large one is of an old design for electric cables with an interesting notice!

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Can bear up to 5,000 kg! Wow

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The same type (also seen at Kikugawa JR Station!) but for “雨水” or rain waters but a different notice at the bottom allowing for maker’s identification!

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Kojima Seisakusho Co/Kojima Foundry!

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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