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.

BALLOON

気球[KIKYŪ]

An unpowered aerostat that has a longer history than airplanes. Roughly, there are two types of balloons: hot air balloons that use hot air to obtain buoyancy and gas balloons that use a light gas such as hydrogen or helium. In Japan, hot air balloons are more common and can be enjoyed in many spots throughout the country. A balloon ride gives you a 360˚ aerial panorama view in the wind-filled sky. Kids run at full speed chasing a bright-colored balloon high up in the sky. Whether riding it or not, a balloon excites every child at heart.