Taken in Atami city, a sewer “manhole” representing the famous story of the “Izu Dancer”!
I and my friends can’t be everywhere in the Prefecture of Shizuoka, which accounts for almost 4,000,000 souls, the equivalent of New Zealand or Ireland!
Moreover distance are pretty awesome due to its shape. It takes 3 hours by train non-stop to travel from Shinjohara in the west to Atami in the east and more to to travel to Shimoda at the southern tip of Izu Peninsula.
English reports or postings on manholes in Shizuoka do not exist and this is a pity, but there are many Japanese blogs, live or defunct which depict them! I certainly found a lot, and until I can travel and confirm them, as well as find more, I will try to run a kind of compilation to help all who are interested in such an unusual form of art!
This particular post show pictures taken as far back as the 17th of July, 2007 in Atami City for a blog which has ceased quite a few years ago. I did travel to Atami City and remember most of them!
Another rectangular sewer “Manhole cover” in relation with the one above depicting not cherry blossoms but plum blossoms for which Atami City is famous!
This large type blending in its surroundings also exists elsewhere but with a small and important difference, the little central hot spring motif!
After all, Atamai City is arguably the most famous hot spring resort town in Japan!
But I think this sewer type manhole cover also blending in its surroundings can be found only in Atami City!
Again this type is found all over the Prefecture but not with the central hot springs motif!
Unusual manhole cover over an access to hot springs hot water!
A double spent waters manhole cover with the central hot springs motif!
This gas and electricity meter manhole cover can be seen all over the Prefecture.
The same for this gas manhole cover although I haven’t noticed the central motif yet!
Fire hydrant manhole cover with a central hot spring motif!
Another hot spring hot water access manhole cover!
Fire hydrant manhole cover found all over the Prefecture!
Loads more coming soon!
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