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.

BAR

バー[BĀ]

Bars in Japan used to be considered places for the classy to enjoy authentic whisky and cocktails at the counter. They have since diversified into different niches, such as bars with table seats, specialized in serving saké and shōchu, and with giant TV screens for viewing sports. My senior co-worker advised me to evaluate a bar by ordering a glass of gin and tonic. It is such a simple cocktail that it allows for no deception. I wonder why he looks much more enthusiastic when talking about trivia unrelated to work.