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.

BEER

ビール [BĪ RU]

“We’ll start with beer!” is a common saying among Japanese when they arrive at an Izakaya (gastropub). Beer is probably the most preferred alcoholic beverage in Japan like many other counties although there are some differences such as the predominance of canned beer over bottled beer and low-temperature-conditioned lagers over warm-fermented ales. When you order a jug of draft beer in Japan, don’t get angry if the top few centimeters of the jug are filled with foam. The foam acts like a lid to prevent the beer from losing its flavor and fizz. It is a gesture of omotenashi, wanting you to enjoy the beer at its best.