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
  • WINNING MOVES IN SUMŌ
  • Coming Soon
  • Coming Soon

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.

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If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

BULLET TRAIN 0 SERIES

新幹線0系[SHIKANSEN ZEROKEI]

Debut: 1964
Max. speed: 210 km/h
Route: Tokyo – Hakata (Initially, Tokyo – Shin-Osaka)
Nicknames: Hikari, Kodama
The first generation of Shinkansen and the world’s first high-speed trainsets built for commercial operation. The round aerodynamic shape of the cars in the white and blue colors became the trademark of these units. They carried numerous passengers on the Tokaido Shinkansen and Sanyo Shinkansen lines for many years until 2008 when the last train retired, saddening the series’ many fans.