Published on January 29th, 2012 | by Duncan Riley0
Amazing Japanese Manhole Covers
Japan is well known for being out there when it comes to art and entertainment, but did you know that they even go as far as decorating their manhole covers?
Japan used regular manhole covers until the 1980s, when communities outside of major cities that were scheduled to receive new sewer systems resisted the move.
One public servant came up with a clever way to sell the idea: aesthetically pleasing customized manhole covers.
The idea spread through out the country, and although custom manhole covers cost more than generic ones, 95% of Japanese municipalities now use specially designed manhole covers.