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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 28: Iwata City & Fukuroi City

Yesterday as I had to go there for many reasons I took plenty of pictures in Iwata City and Fukuroi City which are neighbors in Wsetern Shizuoka Prefecture!

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These colored dragonfly manhole covers are found only south of Iwata JR station. Unfortunately this was the only one still unscathed so hurry up!

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The uncolored dragonfly, the symbol of Iwata City, come in different types and sizes.
The above is the largest type!

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Medium-sized dragonfly cover!

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Small-sized dragonfly cover!

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Different type of a small-sized dragonfly cover!

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Iwata Firefighters are fans of the Iwata Jubilo Soccer Team!

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Older firetruck type cover!

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The same with a yellow circle painted around for easier access to the fire hydrant at night!

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A great geometrical design for a fire hydrant manhole cover!

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A sewer-type manhole cover!

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A municipal Iwata City sewer manhole cover!

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A rectangular fire hydrant cover!

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A common fire hydrant type found everywhere in Japan but with the Iwata City motif!

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A very ancient fire hydrant manhole cover in Iwata City!

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An unusually uncolored gas valve pit cover in Iwata Cuty!

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An unusually large water valve pit in Iwata City!

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The same as above but of a more usual and smaller type!

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The same but with a Japanese inscription signifying “locked left”!

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Strictly not a manhole cover but a beautifully decorated sewer cover!

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The same with symbol flower of Iwata CIty!

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Fukuroi City manhole cover!
I couldn’t find the colored one!

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The same in a smaller type!

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I found by chance this manhole cover before the road was laid down!

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Another fine geometrically designed fire hydrant manhole cover!

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Again but without the colors!

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A similar but more ancient type!

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An old type, probably a sewer manhole cover!

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Rectangular fire hydrant access with the Fukuroi City motif!

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An older fire hydrant access type with the Fukuroi City motif!

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Still another type found elsewhre but with the Fukuroi City motif!

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Same in blue but for pressurized air access!

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Strictly not a manhole cover but a fine sewer cover!

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Blue valve pit with the Fukuroi City motif!

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Another water valve pit with the Fukuroi City motif!

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A very large rectangular manhole cover used by Shizuoka prefecture!

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Related with traffic information!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 25: Mount Fuji Manhole Covers! (富士山のマンホール)

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The mint Manhole Cover in Shimizu City before it was merged in Shizuoka City depicting the World Cultural Heritage of Mount Fuji and Miho Matsubara Beach!

Mount Fuji is partly in Shizuoka Prefecture as many in Yamanashi Prefecture will rightly if somewhat insistently point out, but we also have the Miho Matsubara beach which is included in the World Cultural Heritage!
Mind you, I will be extremely happy to add Mount Fuji manhole covers from Yamanashi prefecture anytime if someone is kind enough to send them to me!
As for people who think that Mount Fuji lies in Kanagawa Prefecture or Tokyo, I’m sorry to disappoint them although they also have the cahnce to see it on bright days!

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The same found in Sodeshi, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

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The same but for rain waters instead of river waters without the colors!

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The same as above but with “Shizuoka City” instead of “Shimizu City”!

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Found in many places in Shizuoka City!
A rarity in a sense as it is dated in “2007”!

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Also found a bit everywhere in Shizuoka City!

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Found in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Note the sakura ebi design for which Yui is nationally known!

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The same as above in blue!

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A beautiful mint manhole cover for Fuji City, a city named after Mount Fuji!

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The same design but in different colors!

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The same without the colors!

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The same again, but half size!

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The same as a mint manhole cover but in different design and colors!

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Arguably the most beautiful manhole cover in Japan found in Yaoshiwara, Fuji City, depicting Kaguyahime of the Legend, The Bamboo Cutter’s daughter!

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A beautiful mint manhole cover in Fujieda City!
Although the City includes “Fuji/藤”, it means “Wisteria”, not “Mount Fuji/富士”!

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The same as found on a pavement in Fujieda city!

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Another mint of the same but in different colors!

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the same as found on a pavement in Fujieda City!

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Found in Gotemba City!

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Beautiful mint in Shimizu Cho at the foot of Mount Fuji!
Not to be confused with Shimizu Ku in Shizuoka City!

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Found in Nirayama merged with Izu no Kuni City!
Famous for the Hansharou Foundries and strawberries!

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Beautiful mint manhole cover for Yaizu City, a fishing port city known all over Japan!

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The same as found on a pavement in yaizu City!

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The same without the colors!

Still looking!

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-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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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 16: Izu Peninsula (Part 1)

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A beautiful mint sewer manhole cover from Ohito Town which merged into the new city of Izu No Kuni City!

This time let’s have a look at Izu Peninsula!
It is pretty complicated as the whole map of Izu Peninsula was revolutionized with the mergers of many towns and villages into cities, some of them brand new!

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The same without the colors!

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A flowery manhole cover without the colors in Ohito!

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Also in Ohito a sewer type seen in many places in the Prefecture with slight differences in their central motif!

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Another type in Atami City I hadn’t discovered in the former article on Atami City!
Note the central motif!

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Shimoda City at the southern tip of Peninsula City boasts a lot of manhole covers due to its place in history with the arrival of the Black Ship in the 19th Century!
The above mint does not have colors inside the sails!

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The sails in this mint are colored!

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Same mint as above but with a different background color!

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Same as above but without the colors!

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A different type without the colors!

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A sewer manhole cover type found elsewhere but with the Shimoda central motif!

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A rain water manhole cover type found elsewhere but with the Shimoda central motif!

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The same as above but for sewers!

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This one is not from Shimoda but doanted to Shimoda City by Funabashi Village as they share history with the Black Ship!

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The above was also donated to Shimoda City by Naga City for the same reason!

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-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 14: Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City

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Big manhole cover over a fire hydrant tank in Yui!
Note the cherry shrimp/sakura ebi design!

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The same design near Yui JR Station!

Yui, which was still a city of its own not so long ago before it was merged into Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City, might be relatively small, but is fishing harbor town known all over Japan for its succulent cherry shrimps/sakura ebi and thus deserved some particular attention!

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One can find both the large version and small version together along the road starting left of Yui Station!

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The smaller blue version!

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A large orange fire hydrant commonly found throughout the prefecture but with one detail separating it for the rest!

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This particular emblem can be found only in Yui!
Note that the color orange often denotes fire station property!

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A large and beautiful bronze color manhole cover!

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Manufactured by the Chubu Foundry!

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They are to be found in one single spot across from a bank!

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Unusually blue for that type but with the Yui emblem!
I’m sure that the color blue has a meaning!

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A common valve pit manhole cover but with a different detail!

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The Yui emblem!

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A private manhole cover which can bear up to 500 kg. The notice says to secure it safely and tightly!

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Another private manhole cover capable of bearing up to 500 kg!

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Still another private manhole cover produced by Nikko Company (founded in 1908)!

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This private manhole cover produced by BK Company can only bear up to 450 kg!

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But this other one by the same compny can bear up to 500 kg! LOL

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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 manhole 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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-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
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-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 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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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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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

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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