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
  • WINNING MOVES IN SUMŌ
  • Coming Soon
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About The Project

EXPERIENCE JAPAN PICTOGRAMS were developed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan.
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KOTOHIRA SHRINE

金刀比羅宮[KOTOHIRA-GŪ]

A Shinto shrine, also nicknamed Kompira-san, located halfway to the top of Mt. Zozu in Kagawa Prefecture on the northeastern corner of Shikoku. During the Edo period, when travelling was prohibited except for visiting temples and shrines, pilgrimages to Kompira-san became very popular. It was a destination that people wished to visit at least once in their lives. The shrine is best known for its 785 steps, which the visitors have to climb to get to the main sanctuary. Ritsu, having learned that the shrine is dedicated to sailors and seafaring, cannot help wondering if Luffy, the main protagonist of his favorite manga ONE PIECE, would come to Kotohira Shrine to pray for safety and good luck.