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 500 SERIES

新幹線500系[SHIKANSEN GOHYAKUKEI]

Debut: 1997
Max. speed: 300 km/h
Route: Tokyo – Hakata
Nicknames: Nozomi, Kodama
Developed to run at then the world’s fastest speed of 300 km/h, these trains have a long pointy nose like that of a fighter jet and cylinder-shaped cars to minimize air resistance. The radically aerodynamic and stylish design still puts them at the top of the popularity list of all Shinkansen series.