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.

FLOWER VIEWING

花見[HANAMI]

A popular spring event in Japan where people gather under blossoming trees to enjoy a party while appreciating the beautiful flowers. “Hana” means flower in Japanese, and “Hama-mi” typically refers to viewing of cherry blossoms. The famous proverb “Hana yori dango,” which literally means “one prefers dango (sweet rice dumplings) than flowers,” implies people or situations that give precedence to material pursuits over beauty and elegance. Blossoming of cherry flowers still makes news in today’s Japan and shines bright among topics most of which seem so negative these days.