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.

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If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

SHAVED ICE

かき氷[KAKIGŌRI]

Japanese summer cannot go without kakigōri, shaved or crushed ice topped with fruit syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and so on. It used to be offered mostly by street vendors at summer festivals, etc., and has now evolved into wide varieties, such as that made of natural spring water, shaved in a particular way to achieve extreme fluffiness, or mixed with chunks of raw fruit. I’ve taken a 1-hour train ride to this specialty café of kakigōri. With the crunching sound of shaved ice, my excitement peaks. Here it comes – shaved ice topped with Mont Blanc cream! Yes, this is what I came here for – looks so good and Instagrammable!