Emoji=絵文字. Divide this further: E=絵=Picture, Moji=文字=Text.
It was originally introduced on Japanese mobile phones.
It was adopted by Unicode and is now used around the world. 📱🌏💻
I’m very happy that the balloon are in the letters. 🎈😄
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Do Japanese people master emoji?
Japanese people always need an IME (Input method) to input Japanese. Some input methods for Japan support emoji:
- Google 日本語入力 (Windows, macOS, Android)
- Gboard (Currently Android main keyboard app)
- ATOK (It is a Japanese input application that has existed since the MS-DOS era)
- It also seems to support iOS standard input (I haven’t used it for a while!)
For example, you can enter “ふうせん” to convert it to “🎈”. (As the same candidate as “風船”)
It is also possible with “ばるーん” (Correctly katakana “バルーン”)
You are close to typing this as
However, Japanese can enter Unicode emoji 🎈 directly without entering a code
These input methods also report an emoji palette (list). Especially used on Android and iOS.
What is this?
💾 Floppy disk
This reading remains the same in Japan: プロッピー ディスク
It is a storage medium for old computers. Dad may know.
But it still exists in the save icon.
In Japan, it is called a Pocket Bell ポケットベル=Poke Bell ポケベル.
The service has ended in Japan. I have never had it.
弁当. Stuffed with food in Japan.
Make it at home and carry it around or buy it.
着物. Japanese clothes. Currently, Japanese people wear the same clothes as you,
(👕👖👗 Shirts, pants, suits or dresses)
so they don’t wear much. The opportunity I wear is at the Japanese inn (Ryokan=旅館).
箸. It is an alternative to forks in Japan. 🍴
For example, pick up rice and bring it to your mouth. 🍚
寿司. In Japan, we eat cut fish as it is. 🐟 (In this case it is called sashimi=刺し身)
Sushi is made by layering fish fillets and rice.
鳥居. It is located at the entrance of a Japanese shrine (Jinsha=神社).
Beyond that is God, There is the entrance to the sanctuary.
💈 barber shop
It’s in a Japanese haircut shop. 💇♂️
🎏 Carp streamer
Koinobori=こいのぼり. It flaps from April to May.
🎎 Hina doll
Hina ningyo=ひな にんぎょう=雛 人形. We will decorate it at the Doll’s Festival(ひなまつり) in March.
Cho chin=ちょうちん. You can see it at the entrance of a Japanese bar.
🍶←This is a container for Japanese sake (酒)
or you can also see it as a souvenir from the Japanese region.
🗼 Tokyo tower
東京タワー. It was a TV tower on Tokyo. Currently its function is Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー).
📛 Name tag
名札. This design is mainly for kids going to kindergarten (幼稚園) and is in the shape of a tulip (チューリップ). 🌷
日本. There are national flags of each country in pictograms, There is also Japanese terrain.