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.

PUFFER FISH

ふぐ [FUGU]

Fugu contains lethal amounts of toxins especially in the liver and ovaries and therefore are avoided by much of the world except a few countries including Japan, where fugu is a delicacy. Fugu chefs must earn a license to prepare and sell fugu to the public. In Japan, fugu is served in the forms of stew, fried, and sashimi. The creamy shirako is also very popular and highly prized. What is shirako, you ask? Well, I’d better not reveal it here. If you are curious, please find out for yourself.