posted on May, 12 2010 @ 10:11 PM
Great art can be found in the most interesting places. While browsing around, I happened on this story in
titled Drainspotting: Japanese
Today, nearly 95% of the 1,780 municipalities in Japan sport their very own customized manhole covers, with imagery that evokes each region’s
cultural identity, from flora and fauna to landmarks and local festivals.
As a testament to the Japanese aesthetic sensibility in all aspects of life, these pieces of urban art are colorful, intricately designed, and unique
to their locale - from Kanto to Chubu to Disneyland Japan.
So... of course, I was intrigued enough to go searching for online examples and came across a collection showing hundreds of Japanese manhole covers
. Here's a few to whet your appetite:
So... how about it, ATSers. What are the manhole covers like in your town? Are they weird, spacey, give directions for the Illuminati?
Inquiring minds want to know.