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.

POTTERY

陶芸[TŌGEI]

A Japanese style of making pottery by firing clay in a kiln. Pottery is distinguished from ceramics in that the pottery is created only of clay where a ceramic piece is of clay and other materials such as wood, glass, and glaze. Japanese pottery is a popular souvenir for international tourists. Visitors can experience making pottery in some pottery regions, which were once flooded by tourists who were inspired and excited after seeing the famous scene in the American movie “Ghost” (1990). Whether or not they got amorous behind a pottery wheel is unknown.