Japanese Manhole Cover – Win

As  my Japanese Holiday continues I thought I would feature some Japanese Manhole Covers I have seen for todays What The…..? post.

Japan has a reputation for taking the trouble on small details, which these pictures demonstrate.mh_nagano1

Most people don’t like to have an Inspection Shaft (as we call Manholes in this politically correct age) in their property. . . but I wonder if they would feel better about it with one of these fancy covers?


If you wonder why I noticed these it could be something to do with my 40 years working as a Water and Sewer Engineer.

My wife thinks it tragic that I walk around commenting and photographing things like this.


And finally a Nagano Fire Hydrant cover hydrant-cover

For more Wins, Fails and Unusual House Ideas go to What the………….?