Animated Pictograms

Fun and easy-to-understand presentation of historical culture and traditional customs that are uniquely Japanese.

  • VISIT TO TEMPLE / SHIRINE
  • BOWING
  • POUNDING RICE CAKE
  • HAILING A CAB / TAXI
  • TAKING A BATH
  • WATER ABLUTION
  • TEA CEREMONY
  • RHYTHMIC CLAPPING AT CELEBRATIONS
  • RIDING THE TRAIN

About The Project

EXPERIENCE JAPAN PICTOGRAMS were developed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan.
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TEA CEREMONY

茶道[SADŌ]

The traditional preparation and serving of powdered green tea also known as “chanoyu”. In addition to preparing and drinking tea, sado involves many other cultural/traditional elements, including tearoom design, utensils, the spirit of omotenashi (hospitality), and choreographed movements. An increasing number of international tourists are now eager to experience a tea ceremony. I began practicing sado as part of an extracurricular activity at high school. I get compliments about the polite way I speak, as well as my posture and mannerism. Sado has taught me a lot and I feel fortunate and grateful.