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.

FIREWORKS

花火[HANABI]

Japan’s summer tradition that uses explosive pyrotechnic devices to produce festive light, sound, and sparks for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. There are also small handheld hanabi that can be enjoyed with friends and family. Japanese hanabi is characterized by the perfect spherical shape it makes when exploding that looks pretty from all directions. Japanese people enjoy and relish hanabi not only for its spectacular beauty but also for its transient and ephemeral nature. “Ah, this could be the last hanabi of this year.” “Summer is almost over.” In Japan, watching hanabi can make people a bit sentimental, too.