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Manhole covers in Japan

Japanese manhole covers, which come in a variety of designs depending on locality, utility type and the manufacturer of the manhole cover, have caught the imagination of a growing number of "drainspotters" from around the world.

A quick search on Google reveals the increasing number of tribute sites and the popularity of the cult of the manhole.

Japan's manhole covers often include a symbol specific to an area or town as part of the overall design. In Kyoto, a turtle (a symbol of wisdom and longevity) is the main motif, in addition local landmarks, festivals or flora and fauna can all be incorporated into these works of art under our feet.

If you have a manhole cover shot and wish to have it displayed on this page please contact us. These excellent images of manhole covers in Kanagawa Prefecture were sent to us by Gene Melson.

Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Commodore Perry Commemorative, Yokosuka City

Commodore Perry Commemorative, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokosuka City Manhole.

Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.



Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.


Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Can you see the face?


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