Pokémon manhole covers have been popping up all over Japan, but central Tokyo only now just got in on the action!
The manhole covers are of Tyrunt and Baltoy. Because Tyrunt is clearly inspired by a T-Rex, it’s located right by the National Museum of Nature and Science. Go inside and you’ll see plenty of fossils.
Baltoy is inspired by Japan’s ancient dogu figures, so its manhole is near the antiquity-filled Tokyo National Museum.
A ceremony was held on June 14 for the two new manholes, and among those attending were the vice-directors of the two museums, as well as the ever-iconic Pikachu.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.