Shonan Bellmare is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J. League Division 2. The club is based in Hiratsuka, in the west of Kanagawa Prefecture, and was founded in 1968 as Towa Estate Development S.C.
Shonan Bellmare was a fixture in the top-tier of Japanese soccer, the J. League Division 1 until 1999. Since then the club has campaigned in Division 2 apart from a one season sojourn back to J1 in 2010.
Shonan Bellmare recently unveiled its 2012 home, away and goalkeeper kits. They are provided by Brazilian sportswear firm Penalty. The new green home kit made its debut during last weekend’s 2-1 win over Kyoto Sanga F.C.