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.

PUBLIC BATH

銭湯[SENTŌ]

A type of Japanese communal bathhouse with a history of more than 400 years where customers can take a leisurely bath for a small entrance fee. While traditional sento are quickly disappearing with the diffusion of private baths at home, another type of sento called “Kenko (Health) Land” that offer various entertainment services in addition to baths are emerging and gaining popularity. Mt. Fuji, known for its beauty and revered as a symbol of good fortune, is a typical motif of traditional sento murals, which are also attracting foreigners. Although I enjoy taking a bath at home, it cannot beat the rejuvenating experience at sento where I can soak in a huge bathtub overflowing with fresh hot water. And meals afterwards feel especially delicious.