Yesterday as I had to go there for many reasons I took plenty of pictures in Iwata City and Fukuroi City which are neighbors in Wsetern Shizuoka Prefecture!
These colored dragonfly manhole covers are found only south of Iwata JR station. Unfortunately this was the only one still unscathed so hurry up!
The uncolored dragonfly, the symbol of Iwata City, come in different types and sizes.
The above is the largest type!
Medium-sized dragonfly cover!
Small-sized dragonfly cover!
Different type of a small-sized dragonfly cover!
Iwata Firefighters are fans of the Iwata Jubilo Soccer Team!
Older firetruck type cover!
The same with a yellow circle painted around for easier access to the fire hydrant at night!
A great geometrical design for a fire hydrant manhole cover!
A sewer-type manhole cover!
A municipal Iwata City sewer manhole cover!
A rectangular fire hydrant cover!
A common fire hydrant type found everywhere in Japan but with the Iwata City motif!
A very ancient fire hydrant manhole cover in Iwata City!
An unusually uncolored gas valve pit cover in Iwata Cuty!
An unusually large water valve pit in Iwata City!
The same as above but of a more usual and smaller type!
The same but with a Japanese inscription signifying “locked left”!
Strictly not a manhole cover but a beautifully decorated sewer cover!
The same with symbol flower of Iwata CIty!
Fukuroi City manhole cover!
I couldn’t find the colored one!
The same in a smaller type!
I found by chance this manhole cover before the road was laid down!
Another fine geometrically designed fire hydrant manhole cover!
Again but without the colors!
A similar but more ancient type!
An old type, probably a sewer manhole cover!
Rectangular fire hydrant access with the Fukuroi City motif!
An older fire hydrant access type with the Fukuroi City motif!
Still another type found elsewhre but with the Fukuroi City motif!
Same in blue but for pressurized air access!
Strictly not a manhole cover but a fine sewer cover!
Blue valve pit with the Fukuroi City motif!
Another water valve pit with the Fukuroi City motif!
A very large rectangular manhole cover used by Shizuoka prefecture!
Related with traffic information!
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