A new manhole covers for Shizuoka City, a city replete with them, had been announced not long ago during a special event held on Aoba Street in Shizuoka City!

Among the mint covers on exhibition featured the unique one featuring Chi Maruko which has been installed behind Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku!

Another featured the second, also unique, cover featuring Chibi Mariko which has been laid in front of the south exit of Shimizu JR Station in Shimizu Ku!

Finally another featured the brand new manhole cover depicting the Shimizu s-Pulse Soccer/Football Club Mascot, namely “Pru” or also “Paru San/Paru Chan”!
Now you must realize that Shimizu was a separate City not ong ago.
But Since it was merged into Shizuoka City under the name of Shimizu Ku (Shimizu Ward), the Shimizu S-Puse Soccer Club had to adopt a new official name, that is “Shizuoka Shimizu S-Puse” although fans call it so!

Now, where is it located, actually a bone of contention among citizens of our city as there is only installed.
Of all places it was laid at the corner of Gofuku Cho Street and Aoba Street in front of Mc Donald’s!
Now, the problem is that Mc Donald’s as far as I know is not a sponsor (yet) of Shimizu S-Pulse!
Accordingly citizens living in Shimizu Ward are not happy at all! Another imbroglio caused our dear mayor?

The new manhole cover!

“Paru San”!
Actually he has a girlfriend, so like for Chibi Maruko, we might expect another cover in Shimizu Ward with a different character!

Mount Fuji, of course!

A very ambivalent message as it literally means “Shizuoka, a Street of S-Pulse”!

Let’s hope we all see another soon come to light soon! LOL


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