What is Kaomoji?

Do you know Kaomoji?
Are you already using them?

Kaomoji(顔文字) are Japanese pictorial representations of facial expressions using different marks and letters.
They are used to express a person’s feelings.
‘Kao(顔)’ means face, and ‘moji(文字)’ means characters.

Since the Japanese think the expression of eyes is important, sometimes there is no mouth in the face of kaomojis.

There are so many varieties of kaomoji.
For example, (^^) means smile even though there is no mouth on it.

On the other hand, some of them are quite complicated.
For example, ヽ(~_~(・_・ )ゝ shows sympathy.
Can you find one for a person showing sympathy to another?

Let’s use them and enjoy!

(Aunty Koko)

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