Shizuoka City has Shimizu Port with the highest haul of frozen tuna, a sushi favorite, and for that reason, sushi restaurant is in abundance compared to the rest of Japan. We consider Shizuoka City as the Mecca of sushi culture.“Shimizu Sushi Museum” opened in 1999, as first-ever sushi theme park in Japan.
We can assure that you are going to feel like going back in time by listening to them!
( From February 14th 1820 ～ June 12th 1893 )
Shimizu no Jirochou was a famous yakuza boss from the end of the Edo period before the Meiji Restoration. After Meiji Restoration, he dedicated as a social industrialist to activities such as cultivation of Fuji and Susono, and the exportation of local green tea for the development of Shimizu harbor.
This represents towns-people culture dating from the Edo period. In Shitamachi-dori, there are many craftsman stores of daily commodities such as clocks, Japanese smoking pipes, candies, china.
Maguro Shrine (or, Tuna Shrine) is to worship the Maguro inside of the museum following after Maguro taken to Shimizu harbor. You can make a prayer to the Maguro. And this is how. 1. First, make a small offering of a coin worth of 5 to 100 yen into the box (so-called, Saisen-bako). 2. Bow twice and clap your hands twice, then put your hands together, pray, and bow again. 3. Then leave the shrine.
Shukuba is a posting station for travelers alongside a main road which was structured in the Edo period. In Sukuba-dori, you can see stores of items needed for travelling such as Geta(or, Japanese wooden clogs), umbrellas, Uchimono(i.g. forged weaponry such as swords, spears etc).
Sushi-Yatai(i.g. Stall selling Sushi stores) in Edo(Tokyo’s old name) was a common fast-food style restaurant after the invention of Nigiri-Zushi(or, Hand-rolled Sushi). People in Edo used to stop by the Sushi-Yatai, then have a few Sushis standing, and get out soon.