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.

MUSEUM

ミュージアム[MYŪJIAMU]

Japan has the third largest number of museums in the world following the U.S. and Germany. Its rich array of museums caters to nearly every possible taste, from collections of national treasures, important cultural properties, bonsai, and ukiyoe to items related to samurai, ninja, sumo, manga, animé, or other Japanese cultures. In most Japanese museums, visitors are expected to appreciate the exhibited works quietly while keeping a distance from them, which may puzzle some international tourists. For Emma, an animé freak and a big fan of “My Neighbor Totoro,” visiting the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka has been her dream since childhood.