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.

BEACH

ビーチ[BĪCHI]

Beautiful beaches are everywhere in Japan, an island country surrounded by sea. Summer beaches are filled with people who come to enjoy sea bathing. In Japan, umi-biraki (beach opening ceremony) is held every year (typically in July but in March in Okinawa, etc.) to mark the beginning of the swimming season at beaches. In the ceremony, people gather to pray for prevention of sea accidents and prosperous business. Japanese people feel the beginning of summer when they see a TV news report of umi-biraki and kids rushing to the sea as soon as the ceremony is declared closed.