In 95% of Japan’s 1,780 municipalities you will find artistic manhole covers unique to each city and town. It has become a part of the country’s national culture and it’s fascinating to see the different designs and styles that each town and city has chosen to represent them.
Japanese manhole cover art prints by French-born designer and illustrator David Robert. David travels around Japan making tracings of some of the more beautiful manhole covers he finds. He considers them “souvenirs” of the different places he’s visited. www.japanesemanholecovers.tumblr.com