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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CURRY RICE(CURRY OVER RICE)

カレーライス[KARĒ-RAISU]

One of the most popular dishes in Japan eaten frequently at home and in more than 5,000 curry restaurants all over Japan. Curry originates in India and took its own evolutionary path in Japan, where curry is typically served by putting steamed rice on one half of a shallow bowl and pouring the thickened curry roux on the other half. The smell of curry evokes nostalgic childhood memories for many Japanese, young and old alike. My mother’s secret ingredient was a few pieces of chocolate, which, according to her, make the roux milder and more savory. Maybe that is why there is always a hint of sweetness in her curry.