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.

KARAOKÉ

カラオケ[KARAOKE]

A form of entertainment originating in Japan, in which a person sings the vocal line of a song with pre-recorded accompaniment. “Karaoke boxes” can be found everywhere in Japan and typically consist of soundproof compartments where people sing songs mostly as entertainment for parties. You can pick your favorite or nostalgic songs to sing. Until it becomes your turn, you can clap along to liven up the party. Some people show a different face when singing karaoke, such as my boss who normally acts like a debonair gentleman but loves to sing cute songs, or the demure-looking young lady of my department who completely transforms behind the microphone.