You may want to watch where you walk the next time you’re in Japan. Nearly 95 percent of Japan’s 1,780 municipalities proudly decorate their streets with custom manhole covers, many of which are beautiful slabs of art featuring local symbols such as flora and fauna, landmarks or festivals.

We’ve reposted a small collection of Japanese manhole covers from Hamusoku below. To see more, there’s a flickr group featuring featuring over 3000 photos, as well as a book called Drainspotting that delves much deeper into the world of Japanese manhole covers if you’re curious.

Source: Hamsoku