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 JAPANESE PAPER

和紙[WASHI]

Paper made in the traditional manner, using plant fibers, which makes washi tougher and longer-lasting than ordinary paper made from wood pulp. Characterized by its uniquely warm texture, washi is used in traditional arts like Shodo and Japanese-style paintings, as well as shoji screens and a variety of other purposes. In washi producing regions, there are places where visitors can experience making washi. One day, I washed my jeans with money in the pocket. It did not tear though. Of course, Japanese paper money is made of washi!