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Slideshow: Drainspotting in Japan

  Remo Camerota's photographs of manhole covers in Japan, where 95% of municipalities take pride in their artistic drains.
By REMO CAMEROTA  |  June 7, 2010

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Photo: REMO CAMEROTA

Ushiku City, Ibaraki | From Remo Camerota's book Drainspotting  (Mark Batty Publisher)
This cover depicts a kappa, or water sprite. A fixture of Japanese myths, kappa are mischievous creatures. Ushiku City uses them as its mascot because its lake is supposed to be home to kappa.

READ: "High and low culture from Japan," by Lance Gould

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