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.

CRUISE BOAT

屋形船[YAKATABUNE]

A traditional cruise boat equipped with tatami mats and roof. Passengers can enjoy scenic views while eating and drinking on the boat. Yakatabune have a history dating back some 1,000 years. They are depicted in Ukiyoke paintings and ancient poems. Yakatabune are becoming increasing popular among foreign tourists, as they can experience Hanami (cherry blossoms), Hanabi (fireworks), or Tsukimi (moon viewing) along with tempura and other things Japanese while on board a Yakatabune. From the boat, if you wave at the people passing by on the street, they will wave back. Yakatabune may make you feel like royalty for a few hours.