Manhole covers in Japan

Jan 19th, 2018, 09:11 PM
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Manhole covers in Japan

For years, my family has laughed as I photograph the manhole covers in Japan. I always joke about prying them out of the street and taking one home, though It would have to be one of the tiny ones. Now I find out searching for manholes is a "thing", and I am officially a Drainspotter.!

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Jan 19th, 2018, 09:21 PM
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One of my favorites
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Jan 20th, 2018, 02:56 AM
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Those are really clever!
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Jan 20th, 2018, 08:56 PM
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I found them fascinating as well. Here are a few from Hokkaido.



Sapporo Clock Tower


Hakodate is famous for it's squid/
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Jan 20th, 2018, 09:16 PM
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The cranes of Kushiro.


Sapporo
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Jan 21st, 2018, 08:50 AM
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This is from Washinosato, a paper-making village near Takefu in Echizen, Fukui
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Jan 21st, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Love the squid, Mara! And Washinosato's is beautiful! I love how they can get so much detail and motion in these 110 pound slabs of cast metal, especially when you think of how many cars and truck they have to support every day.
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Jan 21st, 2018, 10:18 AM
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Love the squid, Mara! And Washinosato's is beautiful.
Thanks, lcuy, mine is Washinosato, but the squid was Burta's not mine...lol....it's a bit hard to read posts with photos - I think they could definitely be smaller....

I want to make an album of manhole covers from around Japan but haven't gotten around to it.
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Jan 21st, 2018, 11:08 AM
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Wonderful photos! I wish I would have paid more attention when we were run Japan!
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Jan 21st, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for alerting me to these by your post. Heading to Japan in March and April and will certainly be on tne lookout for them. Thanks for the head’s up.

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Jan 21st, 2018, 01:39 PM
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I love them! What a wonderful series! So beautiful - elegance in the most mundane or pragmatic object..
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Jan 21st, 2018, 03:21 PM
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Wow, how great!

I didnít notice the manhole covers, and Iíll have to go drainspotting next time. But there are so many mundane things that are unexpectedly adorable or beautiful in Japan.
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Jan 21st, 2018, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for reminding me of some of the delightful things I saw while in Japan, and providing glorious pictures of the manhole covers from cities I have yet to visit -- so enticing!
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Jan 21st, 2018, 11:21 PM
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These were wonderful. I only had time to see ten pages, so I'll have to go back some time. There are thousands of manhole covers!
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Jan 23rd, 2018, 05:20 AM
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Thank you for all those cool pics. When we were in Japan I looked up and around but not down. Missed them all.
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Jan 26th, 2018, 01:25 PM
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Thanks for sharing the photos.
Brought back wonderful memories of my trips to Japan. I had noticed and admired them while I was there.
Japan is just such a beautiful and artistic country.
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From Okyama
The famous story of Momotaro ( Peach - boy/man ), Momotaro with his 3 "men", a monkey, a dog and a phesant.
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That was OkAyama ! My first post with a photo here.
And this is the same one but coloured.
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This must be Nara.
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