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.

SUBWAY

地下鉄[CHIKATETSU]

Subway networks are found in major Japanese cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. The subway network in Tokyo is especially famous for its spider-web-like complexity, which bewilders many international tourists who get lost and call it a “labyrinth.” Subways are full of mysteries for kids, too. They cannot stop wondering, “How did they put the trains underground?” “How are they powered without pantographs on the roof?”