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.

TSŪTENKAKU TOWER

通天閣[TSŪTENKAKU]

A 108-meter-tall tower designed to resemble the Parisian Eiffel Tower. Tsutenkaku is located in an area called “Shinsekai” in downtown Osaka that is visited by over a million tourists every year. Enshrined in the 5th floor observation deck is a Billiken statue, which is believed to bring you good luck if you rub the soles of his feet. The round neon sign on the top of the tower indicates the weather forecast using a combination of colors. White means it will be sunny tomorrow.