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.
For more information about the objectives and design concept of the project, please click here.

Request

If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

DEPARTMENT STORE

百貨店[HYAKKATEN]

A large-scale retail establishment that houses specialty shops, brand stores, restaurants, galleries, and a variety of other stores and facilities, selling relatively high-priced goods. Japanese department stores have a history of over 100 years that began when a kimono store changed to a department store. The most crowded are the underground levels known as depachika that are home to stores that sell delis, sweets, and other foods. My family’s New Year’s Day routine is to go to a department store and buy a lucky bag. What’s in it? It depends on the year. We cannot wait to find out the contents till we get home. Opening the bag in the car on our way home is part of our routine.