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.

TRAIN

電車[DENSHA]

Train is the most popular means of transportation in Japan. Trains in metropolitan areas are often jam-packed during the morning and evening rush hours. People travelling with a large suitcase, etc., need to be careful, as the station staff sometimes push passengers into overcrowded trains. Japanese trains are almost always on time; if not, they will apologize even for just a 2-minute delay. I personally feel they don’t have to. In fact, I overslept 30 minutes this morning. Such is life, isn’t it?