Category Archives: My manhole cover gallery

artistic manhole cover 3

You can come across nice manhole covers on Japan’s streets.  Those covers often represent regional appeal. Otsu city, Shiga This mh cover shows the city’s attraction ‘lake Biwa’, the largest lake in Japan. Osaka city It shows ‘Osaka castle’ and Osaka prefecture’s flower ‘cherry blossoms’ … Continue reading

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artistic manhole cover 2

Welcome to my manhole cover gallery.  The previous post is here. This is featuring ‘hikeshi-bou’.  ‘Hikeshi-bou’ was used to dust off fire sparks by fire fighters in the Edo period (the 17th through mid-19th centuries). It is fun to find nice manhole covers.  … Continue reading

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Artistic manhole covers of Japan

I found artistic manhole covers walking around JR Shizuoka station.  In Japan most local municipalities have their own manhole covers featuring the local specialties and attractions.  In the case of Shizuoka it is Mt. Fuji. Mt.Fuji and Tokugawa Ieyasu in the suits of … Continue reading

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