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
  • Coming Soon

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.

MIHO PINE GEOVE

三保の松原[MIHO-NO-MATSUBARA]

A scenic area along the Pacific Ocean in Shizuoka Prefecture situated halfway between Tokyo and Osaka. Over 30,000 pine trees line the 5 km beach of the Miho Peninsula that extends out to Suruga Bay. The area was designated as the first National Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan in 1922 for its splendid view of Mt. Fuji in the distance framed by green pine trees on the beach. In 2013, it was also selected as part of the Mt. Fuji area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized as “an object of faith and a source of artistic inspiration.” The beautiful tapestry-like scenery woven by the green pine trees, ocean waves, the deep blue of Suruga Bay, and Mt. Fuji in the distance have inspired many ukiyo-e artists, painters, poets, and other artisans since ancient times. Sadly, the pine grove is said to be shrinking lately. We must preserve this scenic beauty so that it can continue to inspire future generations.