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.

WHEAT-FLOUR NOODLES

うどん[UDON]

One of the two main types of noodles in Japan along with soba. Udon is made from unleavened dough which is rolled flat and cut or stretched. It originates in China and evolved into pasta in Italy and udon in Japan. It is typically served hot as a noodle soup or cold with soy-sauce-based dipping sauce. As is with pasta, the shape and thickness of the noodles vary depending on the region. Ken caught a cold and was advised by his doctor to eat something warm and easy to digest. His choice, of course, was udon in hot soup.