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Japanese Drain Covers

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.

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Nagoya City manhole, Aichi Prefecture.

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.


Nagoya City manhole, Aichi Prefecture.

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.


Nishinomiya city manhole cover, Hyogo Prefecture.

Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.


Nagoya City manhole, Aichi Prefecture.

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.


Koyasan manhole, Wakayama Prefecture.

Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture.


Gujo Hachiman manhole cover.

Gujo Hachiman, Gifu Prefecture.


Mino City manhole cover.

Mino City, Gifu Prefecture.


Anpachi-cho manhole, Gifu Prefecture.

Anpachi-cho, Gifu Prefecture.


Miyoshi manhole cover.

Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture.


Izumo manhole cover.

Izumo-Yokota, Shimane Prefecture.


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