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.

ODEN

おでん[ODEN]

A hot pot dish especially popular during winter made from various ingredients stewed together in dashi stock. Popular ingredients include daikon radish, potatoes, boiled eggs, konnyaku (yam jelly), and nerimono (cakes of ground fish). Because of the simple taste of dashi stock that goes well with just about any ingredients, we now see novel types of oden with whole tomatoes and stuffed cabbage rolls. The easiest way to get oden in Japan is to go to a convenience store, where you are sure to find a pot of oden simmering next to the cash register.