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Japanese Manhole Covers

Japanese manhole covers, which come in a variety of designs depending on their 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.

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Yasugi Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Yasugi Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.


Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.

Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.


Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.

Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.



Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.

Gero Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.


Tajimi manhole cover, Gifu Prefecture.

Tajimi Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.


Kuwana Manhole, Mie Prefecture.

Kuwana Manhole Cover, Mie Prefecture.


Kuwana Manhole, Mie Prefecture.

Kuwana Manhole Cover, Mie Prefecture.


Tado Manhole, Mie Prefecture.

Tado Manhole Cover, Mie Prefecture.


Gamagori Manhole, Aichi Prefecture.

Gamagori Manhole Cover, Aichi Prefecture.


Ogaki Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.

Ogaki Manhole Cover, Gifu Prefecture.


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