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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KIYOMIZU TEMPLE

清水寺[KIYOMIZU-DERA]

A famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto said to be founded in 798 CE. It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera is always crowded with tourists and best known for its wooden stage that juts out from the main temple building. The 12-meter-tall stage as high as a 4-story building is supported by wooden pillars without use of a single nail. Being scared of heights, Mike was not very excited about visiting Kiyomizu-dera until he actually got there. He was completely blown away by the spectacular scenery spreading out below him. “Wow, I was there in that little town just an hour ago!” “Is that Fushimi Inari with those torii gates?” Needless to say, he took a lot of pictures here.