Saturday, June 25, 2011

Manhole Fish

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This is the manhole cover for Nishinoshima, one of the islands that make up the Oki Islands. I know a squid is not a fish, but its close enough.

A walk from Tsuwano to Masuda 7164

Masuda down in the southwest of Shimane has the Takatsu River and I'm guessing these are carp.

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This is from Taki Town up in Izumo and its hard to tell from the design exactly which fish it is meant to be, could be flying fish or it could be an Orca.

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Fukuura is a village on the Shimane Peninsular and now a part of Mihonoseki. The fish is probably a Sea Bream (tai) as Kotoshironushi, popularly known as Ebisu, used to enjoy fishing for Tai here.

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The draincover for Mihonoseki also features the Tai.

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Another one from Masuda, and these look like Ayu, called Sweetfish in English. The Takatsu River is a popular place fro Ayu fishing.

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Not sure which town this belongs to, but it was on the banks of the Shimanto River in Ehime, Shikoku. They might also be Ayu.

3 comments:

  1. I truly like the idea that everyone can enjoy these works of art in the public space. Thanks.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. i'm not sure if there are carp in the takatsu river; i never saw them there. we did go and feed the carp in the other river, though. i wish i could remember the name of it. toyokawa maybe? i only lived in masuda for two years, though, and didn't see everything!

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  3. j'adore !! j'espère pouvoir en photographier

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