For me, one of the minor highlights of visiting any new Japanese city is seeing their artistic and interesting manhole covers. Yes, I have gotten a few strange looks for taking pictures of them, but they make the everyday and mundane into something beautiful.
Here are a few new ones that I spied while visiting Kurashiki City in Okayama prefecture last weekend:
You can see some of the other pretty manhole covers I have found here
I would love to make some rubbings of them. The Japanese seem to take delight in making the most mundane things into something beautiful, don't they?
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