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.

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FOOD

和食[WASHOKU]

Traditional cuisine and dietary culture fostered in Japan. Washoku utilizes umami derived from seafood and vegetables as the basic flavor and is drawing worldwide attention as a healthy alternative to Western cuisine rich in animal fat. In 2013, washoku joined UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, which accelerated the emergence of washoku restaurants in many different parts of the world. Japanese say “Itadaki-masu” before each meal and “Gochiso-sama” when they are done to express their appreciation for those who made the foods and prepared the dishes, including Mother Earth – a subtle yet indispensable ingredient of washoku culture.