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.

FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA

伏見稲荷大社[FUSHIMI-INARI-TAISHA]

One of the most renowned shrines in Kyoto established in 711 CE. It is the head of some 30,000 Inari Shrines across Japan that enshrine Inari, the god of white foxes. Fushimi Inari Taisha is a regular among the top 3 sites visited by international tourists due mostly to the famous Senbon Torii, a path lined with thousands of vermillion torii gates connecting the foot of the mountain to its top like a tunnel. The traditional custom to donate a torii to have a wish come true or in gratitude for a wish that came true has led to over 10,000 torii gates today. Fushimi Inari is open 24/7. So, if you want to avoid crowds, it may be fun to visit there at night to see its mystic views in darkness unless you are easily spooked.