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.

NINJA

忍者[NINJA]

A covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan, whose functions included espionage, deception, and surprise attacks. Their mystical image is a popular theme of Japanese films and animations. Ninja are very popular among enthusiasts all over the world for their superhuman physical and mental abilities. Iga in Mie Prefecture and Koga in Shiga Prefecture were the two major ninja cities, where tourists can enjoy becoming a ninja. It is said that ninja went extinct long ago. But who knows? Ninja work in disguise. That unbelievably nimble baseball player could be...??