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.

RAFTING

ラフティング[RAFUTEINGU]

A recreational outdoor activity that uses an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. Because of its mountainous topography, Japan has many fast-flowing rivers with rapids that are ideal for rafting, which can be enjoyed between April and mid-November with the best season being the summer months of July and August. It gives the thrill and excitement of being on a rollercoaster ride. “Instead of standing in line for hours to go on an amusement-park ride, why don’t people try rafting in nature?” wonders Ritsu, who grew up in the countryside, every time he sees a news report of amusement parks crowded with city dwellers.