Colossal Manhole Covers


Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I’m talking, of course, about Japan’s peculiar obsession with artistic manhole covers, a unique phenomenon which I wrote about for the art blog colossal.

I’m also going to take this opportunity to announce that I’ve officially joined the one-man wonder Christopher Jobson. I’ve moonlighted over there in the past but now plan to regularly contribute to Colossal. I will of course continue to write about Japanese art and design here, but Colossal is just one more place you’ll be able to find me.


  1. Kore mo cho omoshirokatta. My favorite, definitely. I have quite a few collections of these from Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe (basically all Kansai region area) it’s quite interesting find.

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