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.

WATERFALL

[TAKI]

Some 2,500 waterfalls are said to exist in Japan, a country that receives a lot of rainfall over a mostly mountainous land. These waterfalls vary greatly in size and strength – some are quite intense while some others are very gentle and flow down in white streams that resemble hanging threads of silk. Quite a few “waterfall freaks” travel all over Japan to bask in as many waterfalls as possible. At some waterfalls you can experience takigyo (waterfall meditation) which has been practiced by Buddhist monks since ancient times to cleanse the mind, body, and soul under the rough waters. Asceticism, however, is not essential. Without going in the water, you will certainly feel refreshed and invigorated by the soothing sound of cascading water, cooling water mist, and pure air created by waterfalls.