Manhole : Takamatsu City


Takamatsu City is located facing the calm, island-dotted Seto Inland Sea.

Takamatsu was founded in the Kamakura period (1185 – 1333), and in 1588, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s retainer, Ikoma Chikamasa built a castle on the Tamamo Coast and named it Takamatsu Castle. This is how Takamatsu got its name. The Ikoma family ruled the town for four generations (54 years) and the Matsudaira family did so for eleven generations (220 years). During the Meiji Restoration, the feudal system was abolished, and Takamatsu was made the capital of Kagawa prefecture. Takamatsu was incorporated as a municipality on February 15, 1890, becoming the 40th incorporated city in Japan.

Takamatsu City, Kagawa PrefectureFound this colored version in the city of Takamatsu. The scene, if I’m not mistaken, is during the Gempei War.

Takamatsu Citu, Kagawa Prefecture

A normal one.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, this one is really beautiful! Not sure if this is a hard and fast rule or not, but it seems that you’ll most likely to find a colored version of a city’s manhole cover in front of their city hall. At least, I’ve noticed that a few times now.

    1. samokan says:

      I found this in the shotengai. It’s definitely one of the nicest one I’ve found so far.

  2. lmjapan says:

    Very nice manhole covers! I think I saw some colored ones when I was up in Hakodate, they’re so much fun to look for and take pictures of.

    1. samokan says:

      Cool. Never been to Hakodate yet, can’t wait to find it šŸ™‚

  3. dragonlife says:

    Wow! Now , that is a true beauty! Thank you for sahring! Don’t forget to make and publish a compilation one day!

    1. samokan says:

      Sounds like a plan šŸ™‚

  4. LindaGHill says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous in colour! Do you see many coloured ones around?

    1. samokan says:

      Colored are rare but I’ve seen some already. One in Nara, Daito and Osaka and now this one.

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