Manhole cover collectors’ cards


If you’ve ever been interested in the variety of artful manhole covers in Japan, we’ve got some good news! Apparently they will be launching a set of collectable cards at the “manhole” summit in Tokyo.

The covers attract a special kind of tourist – “drainspotters” – who visit from around the world to see their distinctive designs. The covers often feature a symbol specific to an area or town, or a local mascot – BBC

Hmm I wonder how I can convince my wife to attend…Look honey there’s a major manhole summit happening in Tokyo…Wait! They’re going to be giving cards away for free if you visit their sewage plant!…(walks away)

One Response to “Manhole cover collectors’ cards”

  1. Mike  on April 19th, 2016

    Hmm interesting. I was in Tokyo for 10 days and I never noticed! That’s what I like about Japan, there’s just so many different things like this.

    Guess I just will have to go back now…

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