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.

DRIFT ICE

流氷[RYUHYŌ]

Drift ice is sea ice not attached to the shoreline. In Japan, drift ice can be seen in the Sea of Okhotsk from the eastern shore of Hokkaido in a short period of time between late-January to March, during which many tourists visit the area. Their tour options include walking on drift ice and observing it from a cruise ship. If you are lucky, you may be able to see spotted seals or Steller’s sea eagles on the ice. Drift ice attracts not only humans but also diverse marine animals that feed on an abundance of plankton brought by the ice.