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.
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THE TOMB OF EMPEROR NINTOKU

大山古墳(仁徳天皇陵)[DAISEN-KOFUN(NINTOKUTENNŌRYŌ)]

A 486-meter-long giant tomb located in the southern part of Osaka Prefecture. It is one of the world’s three largest tombs along with the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt (spanning 230 meters) and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in China (350 meters). Daisen Kofun is estimated to have been constructed over a period of 20 years in the fifth century. The Mozu Tombs, consisting of the Daisen Kofun and many other megalithic tombs in the surrounding areas, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The aerial view of the Daisen Kofun reveals its unique keyhole shape, square at the front and rounded in the rear. “What does this shape imply? Is it some kind of a symbol or code?” wondered Ritsu. He came here to find out but only discovered that one cannot see the whole site from a close proximity.