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.

ISE GRAND SHRINE

伊勢神宮[ISE-JINGŪ]

Japan’s most prestigious shrine with a history of 2,000 years located in Mie Prefecture in central Japan. Ise Jingu is a shrine complex composed of 125 Shinto shrines centered on 2 main shrines: Naikū (inner shrine) and Gekū (outer shrine). Naikū is dedicated to the worship of Amaterasu, the sun goddess ranked at the highest level of all the deities. Pilgrimage to Ise Jingu gained immense popularity a few centuries ago, and it is still very popular as a must-visit power spot. The shrine buildings have been rebuilt every 20 years for 1,300 years, with the last renewal process being completed in 2013. It is done as a part of the Shinto belief of the death and renewal of nature and the impermanence of all things, and as a way of passing building techniques from one generation to the next.