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.

TEXTILE

織物[ORIMONO]

Fabrics made by creating an interlocking network of threads. Textiles are produced in different parts of Japan under different names depending on the region, materials used, weaving/dyeing techniques, etc. The most renowned is the Nishijin-ori of Kyoto with a history going back some 1,000 years. The mesmerizing patterns of Nishijin-ori meticulously woven with beautifully dyed threads never fail to enchant their beholders. Nishijin-ori kimonos are often passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter, who would go to the coming-of-age ceremony wearing such kimono, thinking of her deceased grandma.