16.05.12 by Jeff

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

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  • andy

    beautiful

  • Gerhard Human

    Wow You just have to appreciate the thoughtful craft of the Japanese… very cool

  • Gerhard Human

    That’s what I love about the Japanese, attention to things that seems insignificant to the rest of the world… even though it’s such a prominent feature in our cities…
    Really cool!

    • lepetitfaon

      YES! Love the attention to detail, and the idea of making something prettier for no reason other than that

  • esmone

    Nowhere near as awesome as these, but there are some manholes from Norway;

    http://www.kumlokk.com/ 

    • lepetitfaon

      Still beautiful!

    • cnice

      those are great too, i think the beuty is in the attention to this or any object as a medium.. thanks for sharing !

  • Sand

    Beauty is in the detail. Never thought manhole could be so diverse and beauttfully designed. Only in Japan!

  • http://www.gladspot.com/ SmileyMcglad

    These really are badass, why isn’t the UK this pretty?

  • http://www.facebook.com/palek.oblak Павел Евменов

    realy beautiful

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Taylor-Owens/100003804411660 Christian Taylor Owens

    you know if these were in the states they would be stolen left and right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002946249983 Daniel Kim

    I’d love to grill a steak on a surface as detailed and beautiful as those.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      hahahaha

  • Ibon San Martín Gómez

    Take a look -> http://www.sewercover.com !!!!

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  • Deniseharwood

    Neat

  • Manhole Covers

    A manhole cover is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole, to prevent anyone from falling in and to keep unauthorized persons out.Since the era of ancient Rome, sewer grates made from stone have been used to keep people from falling into the sewage and to catch anything large that might otherwise fall in. Manhole covers usually weigh more than 50 kg, partly because the weight keeps them in place when traffic passes over them, and partly because they are often made out of cast iron, sometimes with infills of concrete. This makes them inexpensive, strong, and heavy. A manhole cover sits on metal base, with a smaller inset rim which fits the cover. The base and cover are sometimes called “castings,” because they are made by a casting process.
     

  • Monica

    These are awesome!  My mom and I always take pictures of interesting storm drain covers.

  • http://naturalgirlnaturalworld.com/ Shanan

    such a great way to infuse a city with art an culture!