Saturday, February 4, 2012

Manhole Birds




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Toyono Town in Kumamoto Prefecture uses an image of the ugusui, Japanese Bush-warbler.

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Up in Matsue, Shimane soem of the smaller draincovers around the castle moat feature the swan, hakucho in Japanese.

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Saijo City in Ehime on Shikoku features a pair of kingfishers, kawasemi in Japanese.

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Susaki in Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku also featurtes a kingfisher.

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Noichi, also in Kochi, no longer officially exists as it has been merged into a new municipality of Kamita. Among the daffodils flies a Hibari, skylark

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting something I have never seen anywhere, even when I lived in Japan.

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  2. Who would have thought manholes could be so beautiful (and oxymoronic)!

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  3. A beautiful collection of manhole images – that really is a glimpse of unfamiliar Japan!! Bravo....

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  4. Its interesting to see how communities define and promote themselves

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