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.

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

WASTE RECYCLING

リサイクル[RISAIKURU]

You see a row of separate recycle bins for cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, newspapers/magazines, etc., at train stations and other public facilities in Japan. It is one of a few countries where waste materials are separated by the residents for collection. Japan’s recycling rate of plastic bottles is over 80% while its total waste recycling rate remains low at 20%, and needs dramatic improvement. Peeling off labels from plastic bottles before discarding them has been a habit of Ritsu since childhood. he wishes to reduce waste and the workload of collection personnel as much as possible.