Hanepyon Manhole Covers Launch in Ota City
In collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Ota City has installed manhole covers in three locations: Rokugo, Kamata, and Omori. These have been designed with the official Ota City PR character, Hanepyon, which was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Ota City administration.
The manhole design expresses the characteristics of each region, and together with Hanepyon, conveys the charm of the city.
Hanepyon x Tonbi kite
3-10 Minami Rokugo (In front of Minasanjido Park)
A manhole cover that depicts Hanepyon and a Rokugo tonbi kite that has been handed down from ancient times in the Rokugo district of the city. The Rokugo tonbi kite originated as a ward to keep crows away during the Edo period. These kites inherited that tradition and are still being used on the riverbed of the Tama River that flows through Rokugo.
Hanepyon x Airplane
7-68 Nishi Kamata (Kamata Station, West Exit, Transportation Square)
A manhole cover that depicts Hanepyon flying on an airplane. Haneda Airport is located in Ota City and is the gateway to Japan's sky. It's in this sky that Hanepyon rides an airplane high up in the sky. With the city being a gate to opening the region to a new era, let’s open up and fly around the world.
Hanepyon x Nori x Furusato No Hamabe Park
1-4-1 Omori Kita (Sidewalk in front of the East Exit of Omori Station)
A manhole cover depicting Hanepyon with rice balls wrapped in nori seaweed is located in Furusato No Hamabe Park. At Furusato No Hamabe Park, which has sandy beaches and tidal flats, you can enjoy the rocky shore along the beach that recreates the former Omori coast. Enjoy the fragrant beach breeze and learn about the history of seaweed making in the Omori area. This area was once an active seaweed production location in the past. You can learn more about it at the Nori Museum inside the park.