How Hand-Painted Manhole Covers in Japan Are Made

Process X went inside a Japanese foundry to document how their colorful storytelling manhole covers are crafted using a combination of automation and artistry. The metal is first melted, poured into molds, and sanded down. After the cover is cooled, the surface is treated with a protective coating and colored in by hand.

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