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City hands manhole covers to lottery-picked buyers www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 1¬†month, 2¬†weeks ago in Lifestyle

The sale of old manhole covers by a city north of Tokyo has attracted many buyers amid the growing popularity in the metal lids featuring designs inspired by local landmarks and specialties.

Maebashi City in Gunma Prefecture became the first municipality to sell its used manhole covers. It came up with the idea as a measure to promote the city.