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.

HIMEJI CASTLE

姫路城[HIMEJI-JŌ]

A castle in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, also known as Shirasagi-jo (White Heron Castle) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight. Having miraculously survived wars and conflict for over 400 years, it is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture and is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every time I look at the castle, I remember my grandma explaining to me proudly, “To protect the castle from air raids, all the locals tried to cover it with a black cloth.”