Fire Department water hydrant manhole cover in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
I already know of many blogging friends in Japan taking pictures of manhole covers all over this country.
The reason is simple enough: as there is little chance of them being stolen (I can’t say the same thing back in our countries!) the local/municipal government often use them as touristic advertisements !
I keep on looking for them during my many travels through the Prefecture.
I must admit this time I have become a bit “technical” but I supposed it is needed!
Another municipal (probably electricity) manhole cover blended wit its pavement surroundings!
i discovered this slightly surprising one in Kikugawa City belonging to the big private National Electric Company!
It states that it can bear up to 250 kg from human pedestrians!
I’ll have to call a sumo wrestler to check that!
I found this one bearing another foundry name inside Kikugawa JR Station!
Kojima Seisakusho Co!
A new pattern found in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
An old surviving pattern and shape used when Shimizu Ku was still Shimizu City!
Another foundry Company found in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
A different and ancient pattern I discovered near my home in Aoi ku, Shiuoka City!
I also found this one near my g\home with still another company name!
It seems there is a lot of competition for making them!
Osaka Drainage Industries Co. Ltd!
Now that comes from far away!
These day new manhole covers tend to become more inconspicuous as the city have them blended into the pavements patterns such as this one above and the three following I found lining up along renovated Komagata Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
“Double-door” manhole cover from Chubu Electrics Company!
NTT/National Telephone & Telegraph cables!
Another one from Chubu Electrics Company!
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