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.

THIN NOODLES

そうめん [SŌMEN]

Very thin noodles made of wheat flour eaten extensively in Japan and other Eastern Asian countries. While sōmen, which is sold in a dried form, can be enjoyed any time of year, it is usually served cold with soy-sauce-based dipping sauce and favored as a summer dish. Sōmen makes a perfect gift for summertime when people tend to lose their appetite. Even so, eating sōmen for lunch day after day can get dull. I try different recipes of sōmen so that I don’t have to hear my kids complain.