|The flower, tachiaoi, is Shizuoka's theme on most of the|
manhole covers which seem most often to be on the
sidewalks. There are covers in the streets but
I don't have to venture out onto the big main streets,
only the small back streets.
|Small round well access.|
|There are even rectangular manhole covers.|
|Access to well water.|
|Firefighters' water access.|
And more manhole covers, although an adult couldn't fit through many of these.
Shizuoka used to have a castle, like Himeji-Jo pictured in my last Saturday's post on Oct. 22. Shizuoka's castle, Sunpu-Jo, was destroyed during WWII, but the city has been slowly rebuilding it and so there's a manhole cover representing it.
|A cover celebrating Shizuoka's castle, Sunpu-Jo. It's|
the water turn-off connection.
|Access to water turn-off valve.|