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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ASAKUSA

浅草[ASAKUSA]

A traditional temple town of Senso-ji, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple, extremely popular among international tourists. The entrance gate called Kaminarimon is especially famous for its large red lantern. Dozens of stores selling traditional souvenirs and sweets line up along Nakamise-dori, a lively shopping street that runs from Kaminarimon to Senso-ji. “What is that?” asks Bob to a rickshaw driver. “That is Kaminarimon. Its official name is Fujin-Raijin Mon (wind god and thunder god gate).” “The lantern weights 700 kg.” The rickshaw driver is an excellent tour guide, too. He knows everything about Asakusa.