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.

MONORAIL

モノレール[MONORĒRU]

Monorails travel on a single rail as opposed to trains that run on double tracks. Because of limited usable land, monorails are employed in many parts of Japan, and account for 10% of all monorails in the world. There are two types of monorail: straddle monorail and suspended-type monorail. The Tokyo Monorail that connects Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and central Tokyo is supposedly the most famous among foreign visitors to Japan. “A monorail is more an architecture than a vehicle” is a favorite saying of Kaito, a photographer, who loves taking photos of monorails above him.