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.

FAST FOOD

ファストフード[FUASUTO-FŪDO]

Fast food in Japan dates a few centuries when stall vendors began offering tempura, soba, sushi, etc., on the street. Like many other countries, hamburgers and fried chicken abound in today’s Japan side by side with uniquely Japanese fast food represented by gyudon, a dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with thinly sliced beef and onion simmered in say-sauce-based soup. Gyudon restaurants can be found almost anywhere in Japan and are also popular among international tourists. For Ken, a frequent business traveler, the first place to go after returning from an overseas trip is always a gyudon restaurant. He can hardly wait to order his choices. “A large bowl of gyudon with miso soup and an egg, please!”