In Japan, manhole covers don’t have to be ugly. Japanese sewer lids can be beautiful, intricate examples of urban design, with references to local sights, traditional printmaking, history, architecture and pop culture . The above images are part of a photographic project by S. Morita, who has recorded over a thousand manhole covers around Japan over the years.
Japanese manhole covers are beautiful
So don’t forget, next time you are in Japan, look down..!