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.

JAPANESE RICE WINE(SAKÉ)

日本酒[NIHONSHU]

An alcoholic beverage, also referred to as Japanese rice wine, made by fermenting rice with water and koji-kin (an enzyme secreting fungus). Its alcohol content is around 15%. The taste and flavor vary greatly from one type of saké to another depending on the fermentation method, the quality of rice used, and the climate of the saké-producing region. Saké is very delicate and susceptible to quality degradation if not stored properly. If your first sip of saké does not feel quite right, you should suspect that it was improperly stored whether at home or at the shop.