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.

SPINY ROBSTER

伊勢海老[ISE-EBI]

Ise-ebi, a popular item in high-class Japanese cuisine, is revered as “the king of ebi” in Japan. The name stemmed from the fact that they are caught in Ise Bay in great numbers. Foreigners often confuse ise-ebi with lobsters, but ise-ebi have no pincers and are different creatures from lobsters. They turn bright red when boiled and are often served on New Year’s Day and other festive occasions just like lobsters are eaten at Christmas in the United States.