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.

MELON BUN

メロンパン [MELON-PAN]

A type of sweet bun originating in Japan made from an enriched dough covered with a thin layer of crisp cookie dough to have an appearance that resembles a melon. Although they are not traditionally melon flavored, recent versions contain juice or pieces of real melon and/or have a croissant-like appearance, or other diverse features. Aiko, when she was a little girl, used to have a temper tantrum over the nonexistence of real melon in the bun. Today, her daughter is complaining about the same thing. It runs in the family, she guesses.