Monday Moment: Japanese Manhole Covers

28.October 2012

Japan, Monday Moment

Japanese Manhole Covers

It is the attention to detail, in so many ways, that I love about Japan. Even wandering down the most mundane of streets I was amazed at the beauty that I found underfoot.

As with many things, the Japanese take manhole covers to a whole new level. Even the simplest among them had beautiful cast designs; the more ornate ones were storyboards of the places in which they were found. Flowers, deer, paper cranes, and sake breweries; all represented in a most unusual way.

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9 Responses to “Monday Moment: Japanese Manhole Covers”

  1. Imie Says:

    Wow! These are really nice. It’s interesting how they also match the pavement’s color with the manhole covers.
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  2. Leigh Says:

    I love that attention to detail. Just think how much brighter the streets of Calgary would be with covers like this.
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  3. Japan Australia Says:

    They are very beautiful and make nice memories of the places you have visited in Japan as each city/town/area has their own unique design.
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  4. Alex of District Hideaway Says:

    Wow, this is really cool. Even the manholes are ornately designed. How I wish manholes were just like this in every part of the world.
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  5. Arti Says:

    Did I miss them? I dont remember seeing such beautiful ones at all. But this is really fabulous, you captured them well too.
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  6. Ava Grace Says:

    Is it weird that i find this post to be cute? :D

    All very creative. Good work.
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  7. Shalu Sharma Says:

    These manhole covers are very interesting and very artistic. In India, the covers are horrendous. Someone ought to tell the authorities to take a look at these Japanese ones.
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  8. Kim Says:

    Those are beautiful!

  9. Dalene Says:

    I. Love. This. What a cool post to show another detail of Japan I never would have expected!
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