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.

SAMURAI

[SAMURAI]

A Japanese-style swordsman, also called “bushi,” serving a feudal lord. They lived in strict compliance with the bushido codes of martial virtues, unflinching loyalty, and moral obligation. They had the privilege to wear swords called “katana”. Sword-fighting scenes are a must element in samurai movies and theater plays. You can learn how to use a katana in samurai outfit in some tourist spots in Japan. Modern Japanese are not samurai, but the spirit and mannerism of samurai are very much alive in their way of bowing politely, waiting neatly in line, and being punctual.