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Discovered on the pavement of the Oda River in Fukuroi City!
Cities in Shizuoka, and I’m sure in many cities in Japan have an interesting, artful and subtle way to advertise their tourism as well as to introduce their many symbols: pavement signs!
I can guarantee you it could develop into another urban art photography album!

A very useful sign for tourists in Iwata City!


Dragonflies are the symbols of Iwata City!

Shrine and temple in Iwata City!

Wild duck!
the city of Iwata is trying hard to make people conscious of their natural environment!

Dragonflies!

Flowers! For once I wonder which one?

Fruit-bearing trees! I wonder which one again!
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A beautiful design found outside Hamamatsu City JR Station North exist welcoming tourists and commuters to the City!
Cities in Shizuoka, and I’m sure in many cities in Japan have an interesting, artful and subtle way to advertise their tourism as well as to introduce their many symbols: pavement signs!
I can guarantee you it could develop into another urban art photography album!

Hamamatsu City has recently applied some sturdy « stickers » on the pavement in front of the North Exits of their JR Station and around Act City Building Complex not only to welcome all visitors, but also to advertise they are in fact the music capital of Japan thanks to the big music instruments makers such as Kawai and Yamaha!

If you look carefully at them you also understand that Hamamatsu City is the home of great flower and garden parks!

And last but not least Hamamatsu City gastronomy is famous for its eels!
Other cities and prefectures should take heed to promote their tourism!
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A direction guide pavement sign just before entering Shizuoka JR Station!
Cities in Shizuoka, and I’m sure in many cities in Japan have an interesting, artful and subtle way to advertise their tourism as well as to introduce their many symbols: pavement signs!
I can guarantee you it could develop into another urban art photography album!

You will find those two signs together in Miyuki Street, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

« Touristic Shizuoka »!

« Miyuki Street »!

Shizuoka Prefecture symbol bird, « Sankochou/Paradise Fly Catcher »!

Shizuoka City symbol bird, « Kawasemi/Kingfisher »!

Shizuoka City symbol flower, « Tachiaoi/Hollyhock »!

Shizuoka City symbol tree, « Hanamizuki/Flowering Dogwood »!

Shizuoka Prefecture Flower, « Tsutsuji/Azalea »!

Shizuoka Prefecture symbol tree in Miyuki Street, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, « Mokusei/Fragrant Olive Tree »!

Shizuoka City does not seem to agree on its symbol tree as demonstrated in Komagata Street, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, « Keyaki/Japanese selkova!

Yaizu City symbol flower, « Satsuki/Satsuki azalea or Rhododendron indicum »!

Yaizu City symbol bird, « Yurikamome/Black-headed Gull”!

Yaizu City symbol tree: »Matsu/Pine Tree »!

You will this multiple tile sign on the basement pavement leading to the Shizuoka JR Station elevator!

You can’t miss it!
Now, what does it say?

« Welcome to Shizuoka »!
Note the oranges and strawberries which Shizuoka is famous for!
The kanji in the middle stands for « Tatsumi-yagura »!

Direction to Tokiwa Park and Aoba Symbol Road!

Sumpu Park was originally the location of the castle of Tokugawa-Ieyasu. Tatsumi-yagura (rebuilt to celebrate 100 year history of the City of Shizuoka in 1997).

Direction to Sengen Street!

Direction to Shizuoka JR Station!

The City of Fujieda City reminds visitors it is the birthplace of soccer in Japan!

A mejiro bird in Izu Nagaoka, Izu no Kuni City in Izu Peninsula!
Care to join the chase in other cities?

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