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.

JAPANESE-STYLE B&B

民宿[MINSHUKU]

Japanese-style bed and breakfast lodging. While pensions are full-time, year-round businesses, Minshuku are sideline, seasonal businesses. They are usually family run, offering homemade cuisine and services in a family-like setting. Minshuku are becoming popular among international tourists as a place where they can experience a glimpse of Japanese home life. Bob, a backpacker from Australia, enjoyed a stay at a minshuku. His smiling face can be found in one of many photos of guests posted on the wall beside the reception counter. He misses the minshuku and the warm omotenashi he received from the okami-san (minshuku hostess).