Look down and walk when you’re in Japan!

September 1, 2016
The story behind Japan's manhole artwork

The Japanese have their own ways that are very distinct from the ways of the world. Be it their customs, their mannerisms or even food - the Japanese know how to stand a class apart. While your air ticket will give you the best view of Japan from the skies, we suggest you look down when you’re in this country. (No, this has nothing to do with manners or tradition)

While the whole world walks on them, trampling on them, ignoring them- Japan picked them as heroes. While others looked at them as ordinary pieces of every-day life, Japan put them in bright spotlight and highlighted them.

We’re talking about Japan’s art culture which has found its expression on manhole covers

1. Manhole cover in Matsumoto city, Nagano, Japan

Manhole cover in Matsumoto city, Nagano, Japan

2. Manhole cover, Osaka, Japan

Manhole cover in Osaka, Japan

3. Manhole cover in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Manhole cover in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

4. Mount Fuji on Japanese manhole cover

Mount Fuji on Japanese manhole cover

5. Manhole cover in Fujimi-shi, Osui, Japan

Manhole cover in Fujimi-shi, Osui, Japan

Author : Roshal Mascarenhas