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.

TRADITIONAL WOODWORKING

木工[MOKKŌ]

Roughly 70% of the land of Japan is covered with forests, providing an abundance of materials for carpentry and woodwork. Traditional woodworking involves a variety of techniques, such as wood bending, carving, and joining without nails to make furniture and other wooden objects. Japanese woodwork is highly appreciated around the world for its superlative craftsmanship. Major woodworking regions have facilities where visitors can try making a small piece of woodwork. If you want to see a gigantic piece, I’d recommend you go to the new Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, which is filled with elements of traditional Japanese construction and aesthetics associated with wood.