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.

TAIYAKI

たい焼き[TAIYAKI]

A pancake-like snack filled with sweet azuki bean paste and shaped like tai (red snapper). Traditionally, tai has been treasured as a luxury fish and eaten mostly on festive occasions. Taiyaki became popular among ordinary people for its reasonable price and good luck. Some say that from which side (head or tail) one starts eating a taiyaki tells their personality. I eat from the tail side and was told that I tend to be cautious before taking an action. Well... bingo!