'Manhole cards' to cover all 47 Japan prefectures
Jiji -- Dec 06
"Manhole cards," an increasingly popular item for collectors and featuring pictures of manholes with unique local designs, are set to cover all 47 prefectures of Japan.

Currently, 222 kinds of cards from communities in 46 prefectures, excluding Kagoshima, are available.

Distribution will start on Saturday for a manhole card from the city of Hioki and another from the town of China, both in the southwestern prefecture, as part of the sixth batch of new releases, also including 64 other types.

The cards, which are 8.8 centimeters long and 6.3 centimeters wide, are provided for free at local sewage treatment facilities and tourist information centers, with one copy given to each person in principle.

News source: Jiji
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