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.

ANCIENT ROAD

古道[KODŌ]

Roads used in ancient times that still keep the vestiges of the old roads. Usually, historical sites and the natural environment are also preserved along the kodo, making them nice and refreshing hiking routes. Walking along the world-famous Kumano Kodo, a World Heritage Site, has become a popular activity among international tourists. After three hours of walking on a kodo in silence, I arrived at a mountain peak. My view suddenly widened to reveal an ocean far down below. The pilgrims in old times must have been rewarded by the same glorious view.