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.

HOT SPRING

温泉[ONSEN]

Onsen refers to a hot spring and bathing facilities situated around it. Japan, a volcanically active country, has some onsen facilities across the land. Unlike overseas spas, guests are not normally allowed to wear swimsuits in the baths. People use an onsen for therapeutic purposes but mostly for leisure. Every Japanese has dreamed at one time or another of tapping a hot spring in their backyards to have an onsen at home.