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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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Kobe City manhole cover.

Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.


Inuyama City manhole cover.

Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture.


Komaki manhole cover, Aichi Prefecture.

Komaki, Aichi Prefecture.



Izumo manhole cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.


Izumo Minari Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Izumo Minari, Shimane Prefecture.


Kisuki Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Kisuki, Shimane Prefecture.


Kisuki Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Kisuki, Shimane Prefecture.


Kisuki Manhole Cover, Shimane Prefecture.

Kisuki, Shimane Prefecture.


Ikeda manhole.

Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture.


Tsu city manhole, Mie Prefecture.

Tsu, Mie Prefecture.


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