You do like to put emoticons in your SMS, email or message, right? The Japanese too! But they did even better.
No more simple and boring emoticons! Here are the Kaomoji! These are cute emoticons, more elaborate than in the West and which can express in 1,000 different ways our feelings or look like heads of animals. In this case, the Kaomoji actually have a head or face, unlike emoticons.
The Kaomoji replace the smileys or emoticons in Japan. They are similar to this one (*_*). In kaomoji, the parentheses are the facial delimitation. The asterisks are the eyes and the underscore the mouth. In some cases, by changing the character's eyes, the expression associated with them is accentuated like these (T_T) or ^^. Sometimes the parentheses disappear or are replaced by braces.
The mouth may also have different representations depending on the feeling expressed. The long dash (or underscore) can be replaced by the dash or by a point to make a more cute mouth. The apostrophe, the double apostrophe and the semicolon represent apprehension or embarrassment. When a Kaomoji is followed by 3 slashes like these ///, it shows embarrassment more like when one blushes.
There are all kinds of Kaomoji. They are much cuter than smileys and much more expressive. They can express feelings like love, joy, anger, sadness or embarrassment. But these Japanese-style emoticons can also represent animals like bears, cats, dogs or birds.
Here we offer some of the most representative and repairs divided into 4 major categories, each divided into 4 sub-categories: Japanese smileys representing good mood (excited / happy / love / celebration), those expressing bad moods (confuse / sick / sad / worried), those who express fairly neutral feelings and emotions of animals.
The Japanese use all the special characters that we do not use in computers and accessories for computer, tablet or phone almost real characters like these expressing love (❀◕∇◕) 爻 (◕∇◕❀) Or (; ◔ิ з◔ิ). These Kaomoji are so adorable and there is a lot of variation. You will surely succumb to the Kaomoji shaped like animals. These emoticons are super cute, there are cool bears ʕ♡˙ᴥ˙♡ʔ ʕ•͡ω•ʔ, cats a little bit strange (๑ↀᆺↀ๑) ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ, dogs V●ᴥ●V (V●ᴥ●V) and very funny birds ϵ( ‘Θ’ )϶ (⑅⚈᷀᷁⌔⚈᷀᷁⑅) .
Just make your choice, you can choose the Kaomoji you want, the one that will best express your thinking. Once the Kaomoji were adopted. Simple smileys or emoticons will no longer be useful to you. The Kaomoji are not only varied, but their graphics are prettier. This is normal after all Japanese like the little "Kawaii" things even into their emoticons.
If you have any designs you want to share or use, please submit your Kaomoji here!