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.

BUCKWHEAT NOODLES

蕎麦[SOBA]

Traditional buckwheat noodle dish served cold or hot with or without tempura or other toppings. While their rich flavors and pleasant texture are gaining popularity among international tourists, those who are allergic to buckwheat should not consume soba. When eating soba, it is considered preferable to make a loud slurping sound so that the air can be sucked up along with the noodles to better appreciate its flavor. “Why is it that the Japanese, who are usually shy and reserved, become so bold and brazen when eating soba?” wonders Bob.