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.
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TOJINBO

東尋坊[TŌJIMBŌ]

A series of rugged cliffs on the Sea of Japan located north of Kyoto in Fukui Prefecture. The Tojinbo rock cliffs consist of 25 m-high pyroxene andesite columnar joints that stretch continuously for more than one kilometer. There are only two other places in the world that have the same type of rock formations of this scale; hence it has been designated a Natural Monument of Japan. Tojinbo is a renowned site for shooting the last scenes of suspenseful TV shows, where suspects are chased by detectives and somehow end up at the edge of the cliffs. There are several theories as to where the name Tojinbo originated. The most common one is that it is derived from the legend of a corrupt Buddhist priest named Tojinbo, whose love rival dragged him to the cliffs and threw him over the edge. Ritsu took a trip to Tojinbo in April for a leisurely spring vacation only to find the winds there still howling and ocean waves violently crashing on the cliffs. He was told that Tojinbo was killed on April 5. Is his spirit still there today?