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.

KABUKI

歌舞伎[KABUKI]

Another classical music/dance/theater of Japan with a history of over 400 years. All Kabuki characters, including women, are played by male actors. Kabuki is also one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritages. Kabuki is regularly performed at Kabuki-za theatre in Ginza, Tokyo, as well as in certain venues in Kyoto and Osaka. The word “kabuki” is derived from a verb “kabuku” which means to “be in the forefront of fashion” or “go out of the ordinary.” The Super Kabuki II, which premiered in 2015, was based on a popular manga “One Piece” and was very successful. It was indeed on the cutting edge of fashion!