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.

RAMEN NOODLES

ラーメン [RĀMEN]

A Japanese noodle dish in hot soup that originates from China and has evolved on its own into large varieties with different types of noodles, toppings, and soup. Tens of thousands of rāmen restaurants are scattered across Japan. Rāmen is now a soul food for Japanese people, and there are even journalists specializing in writing articles about rāmen. “Let’s finish with rāmen!” is a common suggestion after drinking alcohol. Martin, who professes himself to be Japanese at heart, still has a hard time understanding this. “Why do they always have room for rāmen after drinking and eating so much?” he wonders.