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.

Request

If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

SHIRETOKO PENINSULA

知床[SHIRETOKO]

A peninsula protruding from the northeastern part of Hokkaido into the Sea of Okhotsk. Untouched nature remains in the Shiretoko Peninsula, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area contains steep mountains about 1,500 meters tall, virgin forests, and a caldera lake. It is located at the lowest latitude in the world where seasonal ice forms and well known as a habitat of many wild animal species, such as brown bears, deer (Yezo sika), and white-tailed eagles, that are attracted by the plentiful nutrients carried by drift ice that covers this area of ocean in winter. I took a walk around the virgin forest with a nature guide and found footprints bigger than my palm! The guide said the footprints were new. I couldn’t help looking around. Don’t scare me!