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

TOKYO SKYTREE

東京スカイツリー[TŌKYŌ-SUKAI-TSURĪ]

A 634-meter-tall broadcasting tower completed in 2012 as a new symbol of Tokyo. Visitors can easily spend a whole day in the tower with observation decks at 350 and 450 meters and a variety of shops and restaurants, an aquarium, planetarium, etc., on the bottom floors. Tokyo Skytree was built by mobilizing Japanese architectural technologies, including the ancient aseismic technique used in the five-storied pagoda of Horyuji Temple in Nara, the world’s oldest wooden building. Looking up at Tokyo Skytree, a little boy wonders, “How could they ever build such a humongous tower? Why doesn’t it fall like my toy blocks?” His wonderment may lead him to become a master architect 50 years from now.