Source: Instagram Japanese Manhole Covers Are Surprisingly Artistic 2015-11-04 Wed 2018-06-25 Mon Updated on 6/25/18 If you've ever been to Japan, then you may have noticed a habit of artistically advertising local famous places and goods around towns. It inspires a hometown pride in people and serves as a reminder of what the place has to show off as its own. This doesn't just stop at souvenir shops, however. All you have to do is look down at the very streets you walk on to find yourself something pretty to look at! Courtesy of online magazine Ufunk.net (now defunct), here's a sampling of the various pretty manhole covers you can find in the streets of Japan. While it may be a better idea to head over to a local museum or art gallery, at least this unusual type of street art is free of charge! Note: The images above were originally posted on the Instagram account for Fabien Bouchard's now defunct online magazine Ufunk.net Anime-Themed Manhole Covers You can even find manhole covers with anime themes, like this one of Conan from Great Detective Conan in Hokuei City, Tottori Prefecture: マンホール記録😃 . コナンくん！ めっちゃインスタ映えしてるやん✨ . #マンホール #マンホーラー #鳥取 #大栄町 #大栄 #コナン #コナンマンホール #汚水 yoriさん(@yorija22)がシェアした投稿 - 2017年12月月30日午後10時17分PST Or these manhole covers of Mari and Chika from Love Live! Sunshine!! in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture: ランチ会の帰り、 まりちゃん発見〜 #ラブライブサンシャイン #沼津マンホール Kotoさん(@koto274)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 5月月29日午後8時52分PDT ちかちゃんも発見〜(^-^) #ラブライブサンシャイン #沼津マンホール Kotoさん(@koto274)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 5月月29日午後9時20分PDT By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:© Fabien Bouchard Tags: Art / Fabien Bouchard / Great Detective Conan / Japan / Love Live! Sunshine!! / manhole covers / Manholes / Ufunk.net grape Japan Art Japanese Manhole Covers Are Surprisingly Artistic Related Article New Tokyo Cafe Run By Deaf Employees Shines Light On Equality In The Workplace Japanese Sweets Maker Combines Pudding and Pancakes In Super Convenient Packaging Artist’s terrifyingly realistic “human meat dice” with winking eyeball could be a Silent Hill boss Tokyo Tower Will Light Up As Final Fantasy’s Crystal Tower To Begin The Series’ 30th Anniversary Celebration [Update] Professional Anime Artist Turns His Sons’ Sketches Into Amazing Anime Characters Battle It Out With Godzilla In The Series’ First Augmented Reality Attraction!