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.

FERRY

フェリー[FUERĪ]

A commercial vessel that carries passengers and cargo over a fixed route on a regular schedule. Ferries are the most relied upon means of transport to and from remote islands that abound in Japan. A luxury ferry with expensive facilities resembling those of high-end ryokan has recently been introduced and is drawing a lot of attention. It takes only 1 hour and 40 minutes to travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido by plane whereas it takes more than 17 hours by ferry. “What’s wrong about spending the time doing nothing but gazing at the sea?” wonders Aki, while purchasing a business-class air ticket to Hokkaido.