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.

CYCLING

サイクリング [SAIKURINGU]

An activity using a bicycle. In Japan, the term “cycling” is used in its narrower sense and excludes cycle sports. Japan has quite a few cycling roads featuring spectacular scenery. The most famous among foreign cyclists is the Shimanami Kaido, a 70-km cycling road linking six islands across the Seto Inland Sea. Recently, I’ve decided to ride a bike to work to avoid jam-packed morning trains. Well, to be honest, the real reason was my daughter’s remark about my expanding belly.