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.

JAPANESE CONFECTIONS

和菓子[WAGASHI]

Traditional Japanese sweets made from rice, wheat, azuki beans, sugar, etc., characterized by their delicate appearances and subtler sweetness than Western confections. The development of wagashi took off as an accompaniment to matcha in the practice of Sado(tea ceremony). Each piece is handmade carefully by a skilled craftsman to reflect a sense of season in the flavor, color, and motif. Wagashi are considered artworks and are popular among international tourists as souvenirs. Alice has two cute little bottles on her desk, containing colorful kompeito(star-like candies) she bought in Kyoto. They’ve been sitting there for some time, as they are too cute and precious to eat.