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.

GRILLED MEAT CUISINE

焼き肉[YAKINIKU]

In Japan, yakiniku restaurants are popular places where people can reward themselves and each other with a bit of luxury. Typically, diners order prepared raw meat and vegetables and cook them on a grill built on the table several pieces at a time. They then dip the cooked ingredient in taré sauces before eating. Traditionally, yakiniku is to be enjoyed with friends and family, but yakiniku restaurants for solo diners have also emerged recently. There are two basic rules for enjoying yakiniku: 1) Do not put too many ingredients on the grill at once; 2) Do not criticize the way others cook. Some people are more stressed out than they look and can get irritated easily. I’d recommend that each person grill one piece of meat at a time for themselves.