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Creative Manhole Covers

    Creative Manhole Covers

    Manholes are pretty standard in many countries. Many will sport the town’s name and serve two purposes, one to drain water and the other a gateway for city workers for underground infrastructure need of repair. In Japan things are a bit different. The manholes are pieces of art in Japan and photographer Remo Camerota has assembled some of them under one umbrella with an app for all to see.

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    “Being a Japanophile I am always on the pursuit for anything Japanese that has not been spotted in the west. Carrying at least four cameras at any one time you can be assured that I will be documenting much that Japan has to offer in the coming future and releasing books, Ipad Photo books and Painted Artworks.”

    Today, nearly 95% of the 1,780 municipalities in Japan sport their very own customized manhole covers, over 6000 designs exist which are totally unique to the Japanese.