Japan is a country full of amazing art - as we all know. Some of it is found in museums and galleries and in their Anime and Manga, while others are right underneath our feet.
I’m talking, of course, about Japan’s peculiar obsession with manhole covers...
Just about anywhere in the country you can find stylized manhole covers,
each more beautiful and intricate than the next. According to the Japan Society of Manhole Covers (yes, that’s a real organization) today there are almost 6000 artistic manhole covers throughout Japan. For the past several
years photographer S. Morita has traveled around Japan photographing these
artistic manhole covers.
Morita has posted hundreds of his manhole cover photo's here to his Flickr account. Please check them out, some of them are absolutely incredible!