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.

A-BOMB DOME(HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL)

原爆ドーム[GENBAKU DŌMU]

The site of the world’s first A-bomb attack in August 1945. The ruin of the building is preserved as a memorial of the tragedies of war and a symbol of peace. It is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building was also the place where Japan’s first baumkuchen (layered cake) was made and sold. My late grandpa often used to say, “I can never forget the first bite of baumkuchen I took when I was a kid. Who could have imagined that such a nostalgic place would become the A-bomb Dome?”