The Street Beneath Your Feet: Japanese Manhole Covers

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Art can be found anywhere. And manhole covers are no exception.

The Japanese have been creating and manufacturing ornate and decorative manhole covers for many years. Some with color (sand or enamel), and some just crafted of steel and or iron. There are thousands of photo galleries and flickr sets of these but here I pulled a few of my personal favorites and categorized them, first by color, then by subject, for you. Read more