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.

FUNICULAR

ケーブルカー[KEIBURUKĀ]

Funicular trains can climb very steep hills that ordinary trains cannot and are seen in many parts of Japan, over 70% of which consists of mountains. A funicular uses two counterbalanced passenger cars attached to opposite ends of the same cable, which is looped over a pully at the upper end of the track. Requiring little or no electricity, they are attracting attention recently as a sustainable transport system. Climbing a mountain on a funicular train is like being in a museum. The train must move very slowly so we can enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains as if watching pieces of art framed by the window.