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Decorative Manhole Covers From Japan

Tuesday 06.12.2012 , Posted by
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Some people have seen them, some have not. Throughout the country of Japan, the covers that enter into the underground are not simply plates of iron: they bring a happy and refreshing visual display as one walks and goes about their day.

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Cities that have grown dark, grey and gloomy could certainly gain a lot of value by utilizing this type of cover in their own environments. If you know of other countries that have similar public art as such, we’d love to hear about it on our facebook page! You can find more examples of decorative manhole covers here.

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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  1. what a gorgeous way to adorn city infrastructure!

  2. Once again Japan proves that it’s so much cooler than the rest of the world.

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