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.

RESTAURANT

レストラン[RESUTORAN]

Restaurants in Japan usually require no tips and offer water and oshibori (wet towel) for free, which surprise many international tourists. To many Japanese, the term “restaurant” has a connotation of higher-end Western-style bistro whereas so-called “family restaurants (branches of restaurant chains)” that offer a variety of dishes at relatively low prices are popular across generations. “What’s this little button on the table?” I pressed it to find out. Ding-dong! A server immediately came over to my table to take my order like a genie from a bottle. Wow!