Shizuoka city （静岡市）put some thought into this. Nice idea! I'm not sure what utility this is, but the S in the center looks like the city icon formed with Fuji san ( 富士山） at the top and the sea at the bottom. At the bottom it looks like the name of the flower depicted on the cover（たちあおい）or Hollyhock has also been thoughtfully included so there is no confusion.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Nagoya fire hydrant water supply. (
This one looks like a valve for Toho Gas.
This next one, however, I don't know about....
Interesting design-looks like a water bug. So I imagine it must be Nagoya city water supply.
I've never seem more of these detailed manhole covers than in Japan. They're everywhere!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Everyone has heard of the expensive melons in Japan. I've often wondered who would pay $40 or $50 for one melon. Recently, I spotted these melons inside a produce store in download Shizuoka.