Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Interesting facts-Manhole cover art

Found across nearly 95% of Japan 1,780 municipalities, custom manhole covers have become an important part of national culture.

The history of manhole cover art can be traced back to the 1980s, when cities began making custom covers with designs inspired by the region's cultural identity (mythology, history, culture, etc.). Every one of the over 6,000 custom manhole cover across Japan reflects the uniqueness of each city, keeping true to the country's reputation for aesthetic sense.


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