Manhole covers in Japan played the lottery
The municipality of the Japanese city of Maebashi, which is located 124 km North of Tokyo, was put up for sale an old metal covers from manholes, decorated with the city logo.
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Each of the 10 for sale caps with a diameter of 60 cm and a weight of 40 kg cost 3,000 yen (about 20 USD), and want to buy them you had to apply to the local town hall.
However, applications received much more than organizers expected, so among 200 applicants, a lottery was conducted.
The unfolded cover three different designs, including with the image of roses are the symbol of the city.
Lottery winners came to collect their purchases from different parts of Japan, including Tokyo.
48-year-old Tokyo-ITE told the publication NHK that he had to take the day off from work and rent a car to pick up your winnings. What to do with the hatch, it is not yet decided.
Manhole covers are of interest to collectors because of its design. Last year, Japan had released a series of collectible postcards with images of different manholes and showing the locations exactly where they can be seen.
Fans of manholes exist not only in Japan. For example, the leader of the labour party of great Britain Jeremy Corbyn calls “the history and design of manhole covers” one of my Hobbies.
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