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.

DUNE

砂丘[SAKYU]

A landform, a hill of loose sand built by wind. Dunes called sakyu in Japan are located near beaches which, unlike desert dunes, have ample rainfall and habitats of diverse organisms. The largest and the most famous in Japan is the Tottori Sand Dunes (Tottori Sakyu), where visitors can enjoy superb views, camel rides, paragliding, and other fun activities. I got up early this morning to see sand dunes with no footprints on, a masterpiece created by a whim of nature. But, alas, it was quickly erased by my son running all over it. For him, it was just a giant sand box to play in.