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.

INFORMAL JAPANESE BAR

居酒屋[IZAKAYA]

A casual type of bar that serves inexpensive alcoholic drinks and meals. Izakaya are usually crowded with salaried workers for after-work drinking. An increasing number of international tourists are also including izakaya in their itineraries in lieu of high-end restaurants to experience “real Japan.” Upon being seated at izakaya, the customers are first served a tiny snack or appetizer called otōshi. This small gesture of omotenashi, however, is not free. So, don’t be surprised if it is charged on your bill.