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.

SOYBEAN CURD

豆腐[TŌFU]

A food prepared by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness, which in Japan are roughly divided into momen-dōfu (firm and thick-flavor tofu) and kinugoshi-dōfu (soft silken tofu). Tofu originates in China about 2,000 years ago.. Because of its low-calorie and high-protein content, tofu is widely valued by health-conscious people worldwide. Mary, who used to not care much for tofu, was blown away by the tofu she was served at a traditional restaurant in Kyoto. “I didn’t know tofu could taste this good and flavorful without any seasoning!”