The KA group has near to 500 international members living in Japan. With so many people in so many prefectures, within different wards and/or cities throughout Japan, we quite possibly have the widest geographic scope of any blog within and about Japan. 🙂 Using this to our advantage, over the coming months, possibly even years, we aim to bring you the largest collection of manhole cover artwork ever displayed on the Internet.
The manhole covers of Japan are quite unique. Each area has its own design on their manhole covers that is representative of the town or city. You can learn something about each town or city just from looking down. Quite often the artwork is of a tourist attraction or of the flora and fauna of the area.
Take a look for yourself…
PART I: The manholes of Osaka
These manholes come to you courtesy of the members of KAjapan.org.
The fantastic colours of Minoh City’s manhole covers can be seen thanks to KA Mom Juanita.
Minoh City from Juanita
Coloured version of Minoh City with Mascot from Juanita
KA Moms Jennifer and Janine shared the image of Osaka Castlewhich can be seen in Kita-kuand other parts of Osaka City.
Kita Ku and other parts of Osaka City thanks to KA Mom Jennifer
Jane kindly shared the manhole cover of Yamamoto in Yao City.
Yamamoto, Yao City thanks to KA Mom Jane
Aramathea and Janet shared the cute croc on Toyonaka‘s manhole cover.
Toyonaka from Aramathea
We also got some of the non-coloured manholes which are actually more common than the coloured ones.
Janine provided Osaka city
Finally, in this selection, we bring you the manhole cover of Ashiya, thanks to Kathryn.
Thank you to all the lovely ladies who contributed to the collection of manhole cover art photos for Osaka. If you have any you would like added to the Osaka collection, please do share in the comments section. Thank you.
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