A few years ago, I discovered the amazing tradition of graphic and painted manhole covers in Japan.
Over the weekend, I found the mother… read more
How did I not know about this?!
Apparently, there's a movement in Japan that paints manhole covers (gender inclusive term is peopleholes? sewerholes?) with bold hues and imagery, providing crazy bursts of brightness and color along city streets.
"The covers are part of a 20 year beautification program between the cities and various foundries to make manhole covers that reflect the particular culture of the city in which it's located. In an interview with Nagashima Foundry president… read more