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
  • WINNING MOVES IN SUMŌ
  • Coming Soon
  • Coming Soon

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.

STIR-FRIED NOODLES

焼きそば[YAKISOBA]

Yakisoba is one of Japan’s most popular home-cooked dishes, made by stir-frying Chinese-style noodles with meat and vegetables. It is commonly seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, but there are other versions that use soy sauce, salt, etc. Because of its easy preparation, yakisoba has become a regular item at food stalls during festivals and other events. Recently, there have emerged many local variations of yakisoba as part of regional development initiatives. Ritsu’s routine lunch menu is yakisoba bread, sold at his high school tuck-shop. Basically, it’s carb on top of carb—a horrifying thought to those on diets! To him, yakisoba tastes better when eaten with bread, but he’s not sure why.