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
  • WINNING MOVES IN SUMŌ
  • Coming Soon
  • Coming Soon

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.

PHO

フォー[FUŌ]

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup gaining popularity in Japan lately. The white flat noodles, made by kneading rice flour and water, are served in beef or chicken broth, topped with thinly sliced beef or chicken, and garnished with coriander or other fresh herbs. Pho is a very popular fast food among Vietnamese people, many of whom eat pho as breakfast at food stands. Did you know that bun bo hue, another rice-noodle dish, is even more popular than pho in Vietnam, a country that consumes more rice than Japan? As opposed to pho, noodles in bun bo hue are round, made by putting rice-flour dough in a mold and pressing it into noodles. Whether you knew this or not, many of you have likely eaten these white noodles wrapped inside fresh spring rolls.