Drainspotting in Japan

Leave it to Japan to put manhole covers into a street beautification program, creating art that is now a national obsession. Examples of the stunning drain covers are collected in Drainspotting, a book by British-Australian artist and film director Remo Camerota, who also blogs about them, here.  The image is from the iPad App.

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  1. This is lovely! I mean, I love manhole covers anyway – always have, especially ones that are “rusted” in different colors. I wish we would do this here in the US! I was glad to hear about Ben Wilson’s chewing gum art as well. How cool is that?


  2. I wonder if these are paid for by the state and who commissions the works. Are there special “manhole” artists? The images above have a certain artistic similarity.


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