[When Form Meets Function]…Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
I was at Barnes & Noble last week and I came across this gorgeous book called Drainspotting by Remo Camerota which has beautiful images of the unique manhole covers that dot the landscape of the municipalities of Japan. I think it’s quite apparent to anyone that follows art or design that Japan places high quality design in most aspects of life, so it’s no wonder that their manhole covers would be just as stunning. The vivid colors of the manholes are created using tree resin, which lasts a lot longer than traditional paint. There are about 6,000 of these on Japanese streets and you can guarantee that when I make it to Japan, I certainly plan on photographing every single one I see!