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.

AKIHABARA

秋葉原[AKIHABARA]

A major shopping center for household electronic goods, also endearingly called “Akiba” in short, around Akihabara Station in central Tokyo. Akihabara is also considered by many to be the center of Japanese popular culture and a major shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and goods related to pop stars. There is a good chance that you will see cosplayers and maid-café staff here. Akihabara is a trend-setting district today and has been since at least 150 years ago when it was a renowned fashion town with lots of used clothing stores.