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.

PASTA

パスタ[PASUTA]

An Italian food made from dough, using flour and water. In Japan “pasta” usually refers to spaghetti. Wafu (Japanese fusion) pasta made with seasonings and ingredients that are familiar to Japanese has become a popular dish in Japan. Napolitan is a representative example. It is spaghetti stir-fried with tomato ketchup, sausage, onion, and green pepper. Some say that Italians are offended by the name and the recipe, but Napolitan has become a nostalgic food for many Japanese. In an old family album, you may find pictures of kids looking like Dracula, which usually means they had eaten Napolitan.