Sunday, 29 May 2011

Beauty Under Your Feet

Don't jut look up or straight ahead - look down and there's plenty to see under your feet too.

Check out my earlier post on manhole covers in Japan at this link too, after reading this post. :)

Found on the pavements in Asakusa, decorative signs depicting all events that is held in Asakusa:

32 comments:

  1. Interesting manholes.Most manholes are drab design but these aren't,
    You really took a lot of photos related Japan although you don't live in Japan.I was surprised at your enthusiasm.

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  2. @cocomino,
    These aren't manhole covers, just some err... photo story on pavements and showing directions, by the look of it. (I can't read kanji) ^^!

    After 7 visits to Japan, my collections of photo taken in Japan are huge actually. XD It's just fun to come back and look at our photo collection. I don't need to see our faces featured in all my vacation photos anyway. ;p

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  3. I have been doing a volunteer interpreter in Asakusa Culture and Sightseeing Center once or twice a month since 2003AD. The building is located at the oppositeside of Kaminarimon.
    You are a very careful obserber!

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  4. @minor,
    You have? Awesome! When are you usually there? Maybe once we are there (we always stay in Asakusa when we are in Tokyo), we can meet you?

    BTW, I miss the building with the fun clock showing the crane dance(?) or something.

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  5. Yes, The building with music clock is the Asakusa Culture and Sightseeing center. It is undesr construction now to be a new building. The temporary center is located to 50m far to the river side. You can get various information there.
    By the way , I go to four days historical tour from tomorrow. So good by for a short time.

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  6. @minor,
    When is the building be completed? Will the clock be there again?

    Have fun with the historical tour! Bring back lots of photos. :)

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  7. During my one and only visit to Asakusa I didn't notice them at all. LOL!

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  8. @Anna,
    Because you only visit once. We spent days and days hitting the same pavement year after year. XD

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  9. Oh I mistook for your earlier post.
    These pavements are written the name related Asakusa.
    For example, Sumidagawa, Sensouji and Kaminarimon as you may go.

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  10. @cocomino,
    So it shows the direction of the tourist spot in Asakusa? I had thought of it that way when looking at it. ^^

    That's a very beautiful way to decorate the pavement. :)

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  11. The 2nd last one with pink cherry blossoms is pretty.

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  12. @Mei Teng,
    It sure is. But the others are equally nice too! ^^

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  13. Been to your earlier post as directed wow they are real beautiful manhole covers. So these are decorative signs for tourist on the pavement. They are cool.

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  14. @Bananazஇ,
    Nice manhole covers right? :) I hope to find more of those on future trips.^^

    Those signs on the pavement are sure cool! It makes walking along the street so much more fun. :)

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  15. Why are there so many people here say they are manholes?
    They're just tiles, or maybe stickers on the pavement.

    I know they're certainly not manholes.
    Manhole covers cannot be designed as squares.
    Otherwise, they will drop into the sewage. ;)

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  16. @London Caller,
    Because I wrote about both. This post is about the decorative pavement sign and I also put a link for my manhole covers post to which some of them, went and read. And commented. ;p

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  17. These are pictures on the covers of manholes!? Wow. Beautiful. I will have to watch my steps when I walk on the streets of Japan. :)

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  18. @ECL,
    No no no. Those in the post above are not manhole covers. The manhole covers I was talking about can be read clicking on the link I provided of my earlier post on manhole covers as both (manhole covers and decorated pavements) can be easily overlooked.

    I amended my post to avoid further confusion to others.:)

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  19. These man holes are always interesting, good stuff Lina!

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  20. @Contamination,
    Yes, man holes are interesting. XD

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  21. Ha ha... You made me confused lah.
    Past is past.
    I try to forget my past. ;)
    I feel so ancient if I keep thinking my past. Ha ha...

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  22. @London Caller,
    LOL. Confused ah? I like digging up the past i.e. past travels and rehash the story over and over again here.

    Life itself - I dont dwell on them. ^^

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  23. at first i thought it was man-covers too. those pavements are eye-catching and they seem to tell a story.

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  24. Those are cool....I thought they were carpets....what a wonderful way to decorate and beautify a city street.

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  25. @LR,
    As a matter of fact, those are events held in Asakusa. Fireworks, cherry blossoms by the sumida river & even a Samba carnival. :)

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  26. @Bing,
    Yes, a wonderful way to beautify a street. :)

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  27. Very Nice!! Certainly makes it interesting walking down the street to some stories.

    Japan Australia

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  28. @Japan Australia,
    For me, it was interesting to walk down the street and look out for more of them.:) Great distraction for the son too, to make him walk jusssst a little further. ^^

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  29. You have a very observant eye for a traveller, I like that! ^^ It is interesting to walk down the street to see these. ^^ At least the streets are lovely to look at compare to here.

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  30. @cuteandcurls,
    Yeah, the eyes are wide open when in Japan. If only I have eyes at the back of my head too, then I lagi more observant! LOL

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  31. Wow! So beautiful the pavement decorated like this! : )

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  32. @foong,
    Nice, right? :)

    I'll look for more soon! ^^

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