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.

RICE CRACKER

せんべい[SENBEI]

A type of rice cracker made by baking or deep-frying thinly rolled-out rice dough. Senbei is known for its incredibly crispy texture and toasty flavor. In the good old days, there used to be a senbei shop in every town. We could smell the baked soy sauce from 50 meters away. The shop owner was busy flipping senbei on the grill, and his wife taking orders with a smile – a nostalgic scene rarely seen in today’s Japan.