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.

TOYOSU MARKET

豊洲市場[TOYOSU-SHIJŌ]

One of the world’s largest wholesale markets located in Tokyo for trading seafood, vegetables, and fruits. It opened in 2018 as a replacement to the aged Tsukiji Fish market, which was also a popular tourist site. Visitors can enjoy walking around the market, eating fresh seafood at sushi restaurants, and observing the auction that starts at 5:30 in the morning with a bell clanging over rows of bluefin tuna laid on the floor. The peculiar way the auctioneers chant prices sounds different to different people. Ken thinks it sounds like a Buddhist sutra whereas for Bob it feels more like high-speed rap music.