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.

Request

If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

FOOD STALL

屋台[YATAI]

Small mobile stalls selling mostly food on street in tourist sites and city centers and along the approaches to shrines and temples during festivals. In Hakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture, the largest yatai town in Japan, over 100 stalls offer a variety of food from ramen, yakitori, oden, and other typically Japanese items to French and Chinese dishes. Yatai bring back childhood memories of summer festivals, where my friends and I had such fun playing goldfish scooping, eating yakisoba(fried noodles), etc., under a fireworks-filled night sky. Now being a grown-up, I go to yatai on my way home from work to slurp ramen alone. Oh, how I miss those days of innocent merriment.