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.

Request

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

BULLET TRAIN 800 SERIES

新幹線800系[SHIKANSEN HAPPYAKUKEI]

Debut: 2004
Max. speed: 260 km/h
Route: Hakata – Kagoshima Chuo
Nicknames: MIzoho, Sakura, Tsubame
A train seen exclusively on the Kyushu Shinkansen that was introduced when the line between Shin-Yatsushiro Station and Kagoshima Chuo Station was partially opened for service. The theme of the train is Japanese tradition. The seats are made of Nishijin brocade, while the interior is richly decorated with natural wood from Kyushu. The washrooms are also luxurious, with Nawa-Noren curtains made of rush grass from Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture.