Urban Beautification

It’s a little-known fact that if you study the pavement in 95% of Japan’s 1,780 municipalities, you’ll find artistic manhole covers – unique to each city and town (great spot, Oli in London).

With over 6,000 artworks to discover, the manhole covers have become part of the country’s national culture. In fact, spotting and photographing them has become a hobby for many – with books including ‘Drainspotting’ available to buy online, if you’re particularly interested! [Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drainspotting-Japanese-Manhole-Remo-Camerota/dp/0982075472]

Via. http://twistedsifter.com/2012/05/manhole-cover-art-of-japan/