One of the coolest magnetism in Japan lies underneath the feet. All across the country, manhole covers are tradition made for personality towns and cities and they are vibrantly painted. Designs variety from images of cultural history, from flora and fauna, to landmarks and local festivals, to fantastic images dreamed up by school children. The art of manhole covers has now reached the point of a national obsession in Japan with numerous municipal departments competing against each other in the pursuit of the perfect manhole cover. The designs are manufactured by a municipal foundry where they are cast and created.