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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs KAWASAKI FRONTALE (September, 16th, 2017)

Faithful Shimizu s-Pulse fans in the driving rain.

Shimizu S-Pulse were welcoming the the currently J1 League second-placed Kawasaki Frontale at Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City on Saturday, September 26th!

Kawasaki Frontale fans!

A tough game for a tired team having somehow come back with 3 points from Kofu last week-end and still missing first-choice players!

S-Pulse players’ entry into the stadium!

Pre-match practice!

Teams introduction1

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
DF 45 Makoto KAKUdA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TaKEUCHI
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 4 KANU
DF 44 FREIRE
MF 22 Takuma ADAMURA
MF 2 Kohei SHIMIZU
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 8 THIAGO ALVES

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

KAWASAKI FRONTALE
GK 1 JUNG Sung Ryong
DF 10 ELSINHO
DF 3 Tatsuki NARA
DF 5 Shogo TANIGUCHI
DF 7 Shintaro KURUMAYA
MF 10 Ryota OSHIMA
MF 14 Kengo NAKAMURA
MF 19 Kentaro MORIYA
MF 16 Tastuya HASEGAWA
MF 41 Akihiro IENAGA
FW 11 Yu KOBAYASHI

Substitutes:
GK 30 Shota ARAI
DF 28 Ko ITAKURA
MF 6 Yusuke TASAKA
MF 21 EDUARDO NETO
MF 8 Hiroyuki ABE
FW 22 RHAYNER
FW 9 Takayuki MORIMOTO

Head Coach: Toru ONIKI

Referee: Futoshi NAKAMURA
Assistant Referee: Hironobu KIKAWADA
Assistant Referee: Yasuhito FUKUOKA
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

0′ Kick off by Kawasaki Frontale.
2′ Weak shot by S-Pulse wide of right post.
3′ Dangerous free kick for Frontale. Second free kick o same spot 30 meters in front of goal. Dangerous cross!Corner kick for Frontale. Inconclusive. Shot wide over bar.
8′ Frontale dangerously attacking on S-Pulse right flank.
9′ Frontale attacking S-Pulse left flank.
10′ Dangerous attack by S-Pulse following an excellent 1-2.
12′ S-Pulse living dangerously inside own box.
137 dangerous free kick right of box!
GOAL! Shimizu s-Pulse 0 Kawasaki Frontale 1
Very easy goal gifted to defender Taniguchi running and heading inside left post! Gifted on a plate!
14′ Free kick for S-Pulse outside the box. Wasted.
17′ Very dangerous counter attack by Frontale!
17′ Frontale’shot over the bar.
21′ yellow card against S-Pulse Musaka.
227 Scramble in front of Frontale goal.
25′ GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kawasaki Frontale 2
Once again S-Pulse is extended on its right flank ending with a great cross giving an easy goal to forward Kobayashi!
25′ S-Pulse completely dominated!
28′ S-Pulse’s flat-footed defense not able to raise tempo.
32′ Free kick for S-Pulse 28 meters right off the box.
Corner kick. Wasted. Frontale immediately dangerously counter-attacking followed by S-Pulse counter attack who obtain a corner kick. Inconclusive.
36′ S-Pulse left flank stretched again. Corner kick. Dangerous diving heading just over the bar!
39′ Another dangerous Frontale attack resulting in a corner kick.
40′ And another dangerous attack stretching S-Pulse’s right flank. Corner kick. Dangerously rollling past left post!
427 Fee kick for S-Pulse 30 meters right of box. Headed over the bar.
44′ Promisig S-Pulse attack aborted by off-side.
45′ Dangerous cross by S-Pulse palmed away by Frontale goalkeeper!
2 minutes extra time

HALF TIME Shimizu S-Pulse 0 KAWASAKI Frontale 2

First half time saw a Kawasaki Frontale team dominating collectively and tactically a flat-footed S-Pulse team running out of ideas in attack and leaving their flanks dangerously exposed to fast running opponents.
The 2-nil score unfortunately reflects the situation of the game.
Can S-Pulse reverse the sorry tendency in the second half?

Shimizu in for Muaramatsu at half time.
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse.
48′ S-Pulse playing backwards.
50′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
51′ S-Pulse7s slow and predictable making Frontale’s defense work easy.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Punched away.
60′ Scramble inside Frontale’s box. Lost chance!
62′ Very dangerous cross rolling in front of S-Pulse goal!
Musaka in for Edamura.
63′ Counter by Frontale barely saved by Keeper Rokutan’s leg!
dangerous heading floating over S-Pulse bar!
68′ very dangerous counter attack by Frontale barely repulsed into corner kick! Cross, heading saved by Rokutan. S-Pulse living dangerously again!
70′ S-Pulse7s kick deflected into corner kick. Punched away and cleared by Frontale’s defense resulting in dangerous counter attack.
Thiago Alves in for Hasegawa.
Frontale’s Abe in for Hasegawa.
Audience announced at 13385 in spite of the rain.
727 Silly free kick given away by S-Pulse forcing Rokutan into another fine save!
75′ Free kick for S-Pulse 30 meters from goal box’s left.
Great kick by Thiago Alves barely palms away by opposite goal keeper into corner kick. Inconclusive.
Kobayashi in for Morimoto for Frontale.
79′ GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kawasaki Frontale 3
Rapid counter attack by Frontale leaving Morimoto completely free to shoot at goal!
807 S-pulse’ s dangerous cross. Inconclusive.
83′ S-Pulse’s Mitchell Duke slices difficult chance.
83′ S-Pulse throwing their last efforts to save their honor.
Rhayner in for Ienaga for Frontale.
90′ Shot by S-Pulse saved at last second!
4 minutes extra time.
90 + 27 Very dangerous cross by Frontale again extending S-Pulse defense!

FULL TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kawasaki Frontale 3

Logic victory for Kawasaki Frontale who completely dominated S-Pulse collectively, individually, technically and strategically.
S-Pulse were flat-footed and without any juice in front of one of the J1 leaders chasing shadows all evening.
They will have to regroup quickly as the battle for staying in the top division of J League still has a long way to go in spite of their 7-point cushion above the red zone!

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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

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs KASHIWA REYSOL (August, 13th, 2017) Live Coverage!

Shimizu S-Pulse players’ entry!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game (Game 22, return match) played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and one of the top teams in the J1 League, Kashiwa Reysol!

After the incredible comeback last Wednesday against the then leaders of the J1 League Kashiwa Reysol will not take that game lightly. We are in for a cracker!

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 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

KASHIWA REYSOL
GK 23 Kosuke NAKAMURA
DF 13 Ryuta KOIKE
DF 4 Shinnosuke NAKATANI
DF 5 Yuta NAKAYAMA
DF 3 YUN Suk Young
MF 7 Hidekazu OTANI
MF 6 Yusuke KOBAYASHI
MF 8 Kosuke TAKETOMI
MF 14 Junya ITO
FW 9 CHRISTIANO
FW 20 RAMON LOPES

Substitutes:
GK 1 Kazushige KIRIHATA
DF 2 Jiro KAMATA
DF 26 Taiyo KOGA
MF 37 Hajime HOSOGAI
MF 28 Ryoichi KURISAWA
MF 10 Yuki OTSU
FW 19 Hiroto NAKGAWA

Head Coach Takahiro SHIMOTAIRA

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Referee: Kazushiro MIYAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Masahiro HORIKOSHI
4th Official: Daisuke SAKURAI

Kick off scheduled at 18:03

0′ Kick off by Shimizu s-Pulse
1′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Barely punched away by Reysol keeper!
3′ Dangerous counter attack by Reysol but shot wide above bar!
5′ Free kick for Reysol 35 meters away. Headed wide past left post.
7′ Reysol better organised than S-Pulse so far.
8′ Good double action which forces two saves from goal keeper!
16′ match getting a bit dull.
19′ Great chance wasted by Hasegawa alone in front of goalkeeper!
20′ Great save point blank by SPulse keeper who parries away great heading!
21′ very dangerous cross by S-Pulse!
24′ Shot wide over Reysol’s bar by Duke!
29′ S-Pulse creates a half chance but the final execution is too imprecise!
32′ Free kick for S-Pulse 23 meters from goal in far right. Aborted by off-side.
34′ Dangerous center kick by Reysol ending in corner kick. Inconclusive.
37′ Very dangerous S-Pulse long rang shot barely pushed into corner kick! Wasted.
39′ Reysol becoming rough.
40′ Left corner kick for Reysol. barely saved by a SPulse leg!
45′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kashiwa Reysol 1
A unfavourable rebound by the Reysol defense and a blunder by the S-Pulse defense gives away a silly goal a bit against the run of play well taken by Reysol’s Ito!
HALF TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kashiwa Reysol 1

A first half time very unequal, exciting at times, dull the rest.
Reysol took well a gifted goal a bit against the run of play.
S-Pulse will have to show more precision and sharpness if they want to wrest away this disappointing. Will Reysol play safely or press S-Pulse?
See you in the second half!

46′ Kick off by Reysol.
Very dangerous center kick by Reysol!
Reysol getting rough again…
48′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Reysol 2
Christiano takes full advantage of poor covering by the S-Pulse defense to slide the ball past a S-Pulse goal Keeper
GOAL!
49′ Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 2
Quick attack by S-Pulse ends up with Kanata beating the Reysol keeper with a neat shot across the goal!
52′ Splendid long-range effort by S-Pulse barely parried into corner kick! Inconclusive and very dangerous Reysol counter attack!
53′ Corner kick for Reysol.
57′ The S-Pulse defense again almost gifting a goal!
59′ Kitagawa in For Duke for S-Pulse.
62′ Very dangerous center rolling in front of S-Pulse goal. Corner Kick.
Inconclusive.
63′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 3
This time Reysol took advantage of S-Pulse poor defense with YUN Suk Young slotting an easy goal in!
67′ Reysol dominating.
68′ S-Pulse falling back into their bad habits playing in a handkerchief.
Murata in for Edamura for S-Pulse.
74′ Good attack by S-Pulse but heading over the bar.
Masuda in for Kaneko
78′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Headed away
79! GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 4
On the counter attack Christiano finds himself alone in front of goal and doesn’t make a mistake!
81′ Dangerous free kick for Reysol. Headed away.
82′ S-Pulse slowly disappearing from the game…
83′ Poor finish again by S-Pulse.
Hosogai for Otani for Reysol.
89′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poor finish that epitomizes the day for S-Pulse.
Nakagawa in for Nakatani for Reysol.
90′ Corner kick for Reysol. Punched away.

FULL TIME
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kashiwa REysol 4

A game to forget for S-Pulse!
Reysol took their last chance during the first half and had only to control the game in the second half taking S-Pulse flat footed almost at will, especially on the left side.
Reysol was clinical and mature, S-Pulse was febrile and childish.
More was hoped from the Shimizu guys after the incredible win last Wednesday.
Tired legs?
Let’s hope for a better show next game!
The season is still not safely away!

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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 48: New Rescue Kinghishers Cover in Shizuoka City!

A couple of years ago the Shizuoka City Fire Department adopted a new logo you can now see on all their vehicles, ambulances included.

The “birds” are kingfishers, the emblem birds of Shizuoka City!

SN3O0583

The first kingfisher is a fire fighter, the second one a rescue team member and the third one a mdeic with the ambulance services!

SN3O0580

A new manhole cover was created at the same time bearing the fire fighter kingfisher ut it was never used as it was found too slippery in wet conditions!

Finally in July this year the new design appeared in the streets of Shizuoka City!
Note that this particular manhole cover is used only over fire hydrants and the yellow circle has been painted around it to make it easier to find at night!

A very colorful design, indeed!

The fire fighter!

The rescue team member!

The ambulanceman/medic!

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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 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!

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

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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

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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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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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