Manhole covers do not have to be round but can come as square, rectangular and even “double-doored! as this one above!
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 continued looking around Aoi Ku and Shimizu Ku in Shizuoka City and in other cities.
As I’m sure there are quite a few around there should quite a few more articles about the subject in the offing!
I might even close this series with another “Ten Best”!
This time I concentrated in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, which allowed me to go a bit more technical all about it!
Another large rectangular manhole belonging to NTT/Nihon Telephone & Telegraph Company!
The log/arms/”mon” in the middle of this water duct/outlet manhole cover is actually the real seal of a Japanese family!
Haisui/排水 means “drainage”. In that case, access to ducts and pipes taking care of excess or rain water!
A large circular manhole owned by the Chubu Denryoku/Shizuoka Central Electric Power Company with their logo in the middle!
The same company has a few rectangular ones with the same pattern and material as surrounding pavement tiles!
I’ve finally found the name of one Company fabricating these heavy wrought iron manholes!
Hasegawa Foundry Company!
Access to the Municipal heavy water equipment!
Another Haisui/排水/”drainage manhole cover blending into the surrounding pavement!
Osui/汚水 means “dirty/soiled/sewer waters”!
A manhole cover over a air-pressurized water outlet
Care to join the search?
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