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.
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JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT

生け花[IKEBANA]

The Japanese art of flower arrangement also known as Kadō (""way of flowers""). In contrast to Western flower arranging that tends to use lots of flowers to fill and decorate a space, Kadō employs minimalism and seeks to bring out the inner qualities of just one or a few flowers and branches. There are many different schools of ikebana, but all require at least 10 years of diligent practice before the participant can become an expert. Aiko’s morning routine is to look at the ikebana at the entrance of her home before going out to work. She gets encouraged and humbled by its subtle beauty and dignity.