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.

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

SIGHTSEEING BOAT

遊覧船 [YŪRANSEN]

A passenger boat that cruises scenic rivers, lakes, and other water bodies for tourists. While there are world-famous cruises such as Hornblower Niagara Cruises and Rhine River Cruises, many waterfront tourist areas in Japan offer smaller-scale yuransen services to show beautiful views of oceans and lakes. I took a yuransen just to relax and enjoy the view but got pleasantly distracted by seabirds flying by the boat. What a photo opportunity! I kept clicking the shutter. Soon my camera roll was filled with their pictures. It turned out to be a bird-watching excursion... Well, that’s ok too.