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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Yet more manhole covers

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Japanese manhole covers, which come in a variety of designs depending on locality, utility type and the manufacturer of the manhole cover, have caught the imagination of a growing number of "drainspotters" from around the world.

Matsue City, Shimane manhole cover

I have really started to get into finding interesting manhole covers as I walk around in Japan. The one above is from Matsue City, Shimane, and shows a giant stone lantern on the shore of Lake Shinji.

Matsue City, Shimane manhole cover

Matsue City, Shimane


Drain, Matsue City, Shimane

Drain, Matsue City, Shimane. This one depicts the former residence of Lafcadio Hearn.


Tsuwano town, Shimane, manhole cover

Tsuwano town, Shimane.


Drain, Matsue City, Shimane.

Drain, Matsue City, Shimane.


Matsue City, Shimane, manhole cover.

Another version of the same design as earlier from Matsue City, Shimane.


Hirata City, Shimane, manhole cover.

Hirata City, Shimane.


Tsuwano Town, Shimane, manhole cover.

Tsuwano Town, Shimane. The town is famous for the giant carp in its waterways and laid-back Edo period atmosphere.

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