FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp
FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp

Here’s a cool manhole cover I found.

I’m not sure if this was intended, but after a little rain, the boat is literally gliding across the water 🥹

#ManholeCover #manhole #japan

A manhole cover featuring a small boat crossing the water, but after a recent rain, the various nooks and crannies of the manhole cover are filled with water, which the boat appears to be gliding across

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Aviva_Gary@noc.social
Aviva_Gary@noc.social

@FlockOfCats neat

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titor_time@famichiki.jp
titor_time@famichiki.jp

@FlockOfCats Looks lovely !!

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pippa@famichiki.jp
pippa@famichiki.jp

@FlockOfCats i had no idea people were so into manhole covers but every time you post or boost one it gets a bunch of boosts and i think it’s lovely 😄

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rickcogley
rickcogley

@FlockOfCats is that depicting the “kawa kudari” in Kyoto?

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Fripi@chaos.social
Fripi@chaos.social

@pippa
I did that a couple.of.yars ago on Twitter and Manholes were a hot topic always 😅
Not really sure why, I guess there are no other countries that put that much love in making them ^^
@FlockOfCats

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FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp
FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp

@rick this is in Chiba, but not sure exactly what it’s depicting 😮

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FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp
FlockOfCats@famichiki.jp

@Fripi @pippa

Yeah they do well, probably for the reason fripi mentioned.

Personally, I love them! And I always keep my eye peeled when I go somewhere new 🤓

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rickcogley
rickcogley

@FlockOfCats there are SO MANY manholes, amazing. I found text about this one (for which there's a color version too): 【デザインの由来】(マンホールカード裏面の文章) この絵柄は「江戸川と矢切の渡し」の風景をデザインしたものです。松戸市は千葉県の北西部に位置し、江戸川を挟んで東京都と埼玉県に接しています。江戸川は古くから人々に親しまれている憩いの場です。矢切の渡しは、市内の観光名所であり、江戸時代初期に徳川幕府によって始められてから、約400年後の今も続く江戸川で唯一の渡し舟です。1993年(平成5年)に市制施行50周年を迎えたことを記念して「江戸川」と「矢切の渡し」をモチーフとしたデザインのマンホールが誕生しました。ぜひ、歴史ある手漕ぎの渡し舟に乗って、水辺からの風景を堪能してみてください。 rojonomanhole.web.fc2.com/chiba/mat...

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starrwulfe
starrwulfe

@rickcogley in between my bizarre trainspotting photo sessions, I developed a little secret hobby of taking pictures of the manhole covers in every new city I’d visit in Japan. Then one day I looked up and noticed every one was doing it, and became uninterested for a spell 🙄

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rickcogley
rickcogley

@starrwulfe I guess I never really looked that much, although I did notice a colorful one and snap a photo of it, somewhere, at some point. It's a whole thing, it appears.

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