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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NACHI FALLS

那智の滝[NACHI NO TAKI]

A waterwall surrounded by virgin forests in Wakayama Prefecture on the southwest side of Kii Hanto, Japan’s largest peninsula. With a drop of 133 meters and a 10-meter-deep plunge basin, it is Japan’s tallest waterfall with a single uninterrupted drop at a normal flow rate of one ton per second. Considered one of the three most beautiful waterfalls in Japan, Nachi Falls is one of the destinations along the Kumano Kodo routes (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and has been visited by many pilgrims since ancient times. The waterfall itself was worshiped as a sacred object of Hirou Shrine, an associated shrine of the Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. It is said that you will receive blessings of longevity after touching the splashes from the falls. Standing in front of the falls, Risa is awestruck by the grandeur of nature. Suddenly, a strong wind blows carrying droplets of water to her cheek. Is this a loving act of the deity, caring about her when she feels a bit under the weather?