One of the last places you would ever expect to find brilliant artwork is on manhole covers, but that is not the case in Japan. Photographer S. Morita has been chronicling Japanese manhole covers for a couple of years, finding the country's best and most intricately designed pieces.

Some of the themes on the covers include wild patterns, natural wonders, animals, famous buildings and structures and various interesting characters. Painting the manhole covers in these elaborate and eye-catching designs apparently started around 1985 as a way to highlight how expensive sewage-related projects can help the general population.

It's an innovative idea that has made city life more enjoyable. And as an added bonus, the manhole covers are a great way for the Ninja Turtles to find their home.