About Us!


You are bummed about the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Traveling to Japan is a trip of a lifetime.  You spent hours planning and researching the Tokyo Olympics. Unfortunately, you have had to postpone your trip. This is a strange time for sure. Tokyo Ground let’s you indulge in Japan from afar.

Sure, you have learned a few words of Japanese! Arigato! You are a pro-chopstick user. Imagine you’ve stepped out of a lively night out in your local Izakaya. You are a little heady from drinking a few extra sakes. You walk a few paces towards some street lights but pause to consider your state. As you are learning the strength of this Japanese liquor you shake your head and glance down at your feet.  On what promises to be a clean street, you notice a colorful, unique manhole cover. You didn’t expect such an ornate sewer cover among concrete buildings and power lines. But, Japan’s most under-rated art is just at your feet.

Throughout Japan, there are a number of exciting and beautiful manhole covers. Different prefectures and cities choose their design. These covers are intended to highlight key features of an area. Some have cherry blossoms, some times people, others just have popular gift items.

Tokyo Ground Designs were launched soon after the 2020 Olympics were postponed. Our goal is share a little piece of Japan with all the Japanophiles who won't visit in the summer of 2020.

Wear your love for Japan on your chest. These tees cannot be purchased in a store. They are exclusively designed for Tokyo Ground. Our designs are printed on premium quality shirts made by T-shirt brands you trust. Pick some design for yourself and your fellow grounded traveler.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TokyoGroundDesigns/