We went again to the Suntory Whiskey Factory and this time I made sure that I have some manhole pictures of the area.
Nice and Color Fire truck design.
Shimamoto, If you look closely at the design, there is a flower design which is actually the areas flower: Yamabuki ( Kerria or Japanese Yellow Rose). Then there is a river or stream coming from the mountain and on the bottom area ( near where the characters are), I think these are fireflies.
A few minutes walk away from where I found Shimamoto manhole cover, I found Oyamazakicho one. The bird is the city’s symbol called Uguisu or Japanese Nightingale. Then Sakura or Cherry Blossom which is the area’s flower symbol. I think the other side is the tree which is Akamatsu or Japanese Red Pine. So in this one cover alone, you will know the area’s bird, flower and tree symbol.