Beautiful fire hydrant manhole cover but does not bear any distinctive sigil!
Makinohara City in the southern center part of Shizuoka Prefecture, in spite of its full city status acquired on October 11th, is what you may call a manhole cover desert. The city was created by merging the northern and western part of Haibara Gun/Distric (the southeastern part becoming Yoshida Cho/Town) and Sagara Village. Its main resources are green tea, some fishing and a Suzuki car components factory.
I suppose that in some near future that the City will come up with its own distinctive manhole cover!
This large fire hydrant cover is the only truly Makinohara City cover! It is a common design but with the name of the city on it!
This is a cover found everywhere with the central sigil with the Japanese caharacter for “water”!
The same with the old Haibara District sigil!
は/hiragana for “ha” of Haibara District!
A well preserved cover but with the old Haibara District sigil!
An even older Haibara District cover!
Similar one but reinforced by an outer rim!
A small valve cover from my old files!
Looking forward to the new Makinohara City manhole cover!
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