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.

BONSAI

盆栽[BONSAI]

A Japanese art form dating back some 1,000 years that utilizes horticultural techniques to grow a small tree in a special vase. Today, bonsai is cherished as a “living landscape in miniature form” by a growing circle of fans around the world. The Omiya Bonsai Village in Omiya City, Saitama Prefecture, the so-called mecca of bonsai that encompasses the Bonsai Art Museum and nurseries that offer hands-on bonsai experience, is a must-visit for all bonsai lovers. A bonsai created by a truly gifted artist may cost as much as a million dollars. If you don’t know how to appreciate it, I’d recommend looking at it from down below. It may look like a giant ancient tree.