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Japanese culture is full of colors and amaizing details and the art in this country take some unexpected forms. An exemple is the beautiful design of the manhole covers. According to the Japan Society of Manhole Covers today there are almost 6000 artistic manhole covers throughout Japan. And according to their latest findings, the largest single category are trees, followed by landscapes, floral designs and birds – all symbols that could, and surely did, boost local appeal.

This was the base for the photographer S. Morita’s project who traveled around Japan photographing artistic manhole covers. The result is a impressive collection with the most beautiful manhole covers.

More abOUT S. Morita’s work here.