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.

TRAM

路面電車[ROMEN-DENSHA]

A rail vehicle that runs on a tramway track along public urban streets. Tram services were once operating in many cities throughout Japan, but most of them were replaced by cars and subways, except in some cities where trams are still used and cherished by the locals as their everyday means of transportation. Trams move at a slow, jogging pace, indifferent to the fast-driving cars passing by. Somehow, I can relate to that. Is it why I cannot resist taking photos of them?