Japanese 'street art'

When in Japan it is important to look around, including where you are walking, as there are lovely designs on most of their manholes.
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I also loved seeing manholes that were carefully designed with geometric patterns.

I also loved seeing manholes that were carefully designed with geometric patterns.

The northern island of Japan, Hokkaido, had some distinctive manholes too.

The northern island of Japan, Hokkaido, had some distinctive manholes too.

Some manhole designs can even be cute.

Some manhole designs can even be cute.

I love the repetitive use of line.

I love the repetitive use of line.

I love this manhole from Sapporo, it reflects the fishing industry of Hokkaido well.

I love this manhole from Sapporo, it reflects the fishing industry of Hokkaido well.

This manhole reflects images of Japanese otters.

This manhole reflects images of Japanese otters.

Even this manhole caught my eye, I love the use of line.

Even this manhole caught my eye, I love the use of line.

I think this manhole is probably for the water! A classic case of 'A picture is worth a thousand words'!

I think this manhole is probably for the water! A classic case of 'A picture is worth a thousand words'!

Another lovely geometric design to add interest to the paving.

Another lovely geometric design to add interest to the paving.

In Nara the deer are common in the park and these manholes were on the way up there.

In Nara the deer are common in the park and these manholes were on the way up there.

Some manholes can be in colour and reflect some tourist attractions.

Some manholes can be in colour and reflect some tourist attractions.

I love the attention to detail in this one.

I love the attention to detail in this one.

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