September 14, 2010

Street Art


This is one of the manhole covers you'll find in Tokorozawa.

There is a Henri Farman biplane flying over tea fields as Tokorozawa is both famous for being the birthplace of Japanese aviation and producing tea.

You will also find the city tree, bird, and flower included in the design...Ginkgo leaves floating above, a flying skylark, and tea flowers below.

16 comments:

Evelyn said...

Very nice. I love it when art is incorporated in functional (and can I say mundane) things.

ρομπερτ said...

How very beautiful a sight; most impressed, seen from here. Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

daily athens

Tall Gary said...

It’s great to see something so utilitarian further put to such artistic and promotional purposes. So, the bird is still called a skylark? Not a gusto? あっ。飛んでいるだからGUSTOより高いかもしれません。

Leif Hagen said...

I think it's fun when cities make artistic or artsy manhole covers!

NYC In Photographs said...

Wow, such a detailed manhole cover! Much more interesting then the ones here.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful. Ours are just so yucky.

Babzy said...

very beautiful , ours are ugly ;)

VP said...

A very uniquely-themed manhole, we don't see something like this here!

michael said...

That's wonderful that a city would invest in art for something so ordinary as manhole covers. I like your black and white treatment of it.

Mulleh said...

Wow, thats beautiful! I thought it was a coin at first :)

Mo said...

That would get stolen here!

T. Becque said...

What a cool concept to make manhole covers artistic - I love it. Your b&w photo is quite nice.

EG Wow said...

How unusual! I=Or maybe it's not and I haven't paid much attention to the manhole covers around here. Whatever,,,this is a truly nice one!

Louis la Vache said...

What a novel idea - artful manhole covers!

JM said...

Amazing work for a cover! The ground mosaic is great too.

Francisca said...

That's cool urban art, Kaori. My friend recently started a blog where this would fit well: http://on-the-pavement-by-tapirgal.blogspot.com/!

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