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.

RICKSHAW

人力車[JINRIKISHA]

Jinrikisha or rickshaw is a two-wheeled passenger cart generally pulled by one person carrying one passenger. Pulled rickshaws were used as a popular form of transport faster than on foot until the development of railroads and waterways. Today, touristic places, such as Kyoto and Asakusa, still offer rickshaw services, which include provision of information about recommended spots and special attractions for tourists. Viewing the town from a slightly elevated perspective on a rickshaw while feeling the breeze on the skin can be quite refreshing. Actually, rickshaws may be the most advanced means of transportation in this age of social distancing.