Monday, May 21, 2012

Manhole Cover Art in Japan

Manholes aren’t really artists’s first choice. However 95% of Japan’s 1,780 municipalities you will find artistic manhole covers unique to each city and town. It has become apart of the country’s national culture and it’s fascinating to see the different designs and styles that each town and city has chosen to represent them. With over 6,000 manhole cover artworks, it’s no surprise that spotting and photographing them has become a hobby for many.

Via MRSY on Flickr
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