More of Japan’s Manhole Covers

19.11.2012 § Leave a comment

I sent a link to my last post about manhole covers to my Japanese friends, and they directed me to this website, which got me wildly excited. I selected a few of the manhole covers that have Japanese woodcarving interest to share here.

Manhole Cover - Butterfly

Butterfly

Manhole Cover - From Tokyo

From Tokyo

Manhole Cover - Himeji

Himeji

Manhole Cover - Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Manhole Cover - Takeshima

Takeshima

Manhole Cover - Kobe

Kobe

Manhole Cover - Ofunato City

Ofunato City

With more research I discovered how a manhole cover is made and how much Japanese people utilize manhole covers as an outlet for design. Below is the picture of a prizewinning manhole cover design and some pictures of how manhole covers are made and recycled.

Manhole Cover Design

Manhole Cover Design

Carving a Manhole Cover

Carving a Manhole Cover

Manhole Cover Recycling

Manhole Cover Recycling

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