Emoji=็ตตๆ–‡ๅญ—. Divide this further: E=็ตต=Picture, Moji=ๆ–‡ๅญ—=Text.

It was originally introduced on Japanese mobile phones.
It was adopted by Unicode and is now used around the world. ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ป

I’m very happy that the balloon are in the letters. ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ˜„

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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:

For example, you can enter “ใตใ†ใ›ใ‚“” to convert it to “๐ŸŽˆ”. (As the same candidate as “้ขจ่ˆน”)
It is also possible with “ใฐใ‚‹ใƒผใ‚“” (Correctly katakana “ใƒใƒซใƒผใƒณ”)
You are close to typing this as :balloon:.
However, Japanese can enter Unicode emoji ๐ŸŽˆ directly without entering a code :balloon:.

These input methods also report an emoji palette (list). Especially used on Android and iOS.

What is this?

๐Ÿ’พ Floppy disk

This reading remains the same in Japan: ใƒ—ใƒญใƒƒใƒ”ใƒผ ใƒ‡ใ‚ฃใ‚นใ‚ฏ
It is a storage medium for old computers. Dad may know.
But it still exists in the save icon.

๐Ÿ“Ÿ Pager

In Japan, it is called a Pocket Bell ใƒใ‚ฑใƒƒใƒˆใƒ™ใƒซ=Poke Bell ใƒใ‚ฑใƒ™ใƒซ.
The service has ended in Japan. I have never had it.

๐Ÿฑ Bento

ๅผๅฝ“. Stuffed with food in Japan.
Make it at home and carry it around or buy it.

๐Ÿ‘˜ Kimono

็€็‰ฉ. Japanese clothes. Currently, Japanese people wear the same clothes as you,
(๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘— Shirts, pants, suits or dresses)
so they don’t wear much. The opportunity I wear is at the Japanese inn (Ryokan=ๆ—…้คจ).

๐Ÿฅข Hashi

็ฎธ. It is an alternative to forks in Japan. ๐Ÿด
For example, pick up rice and bring it to your mouth. ๐Ÿš

๐Ÿฃ Sushi

ๅฏฟๅธ. In Japan, we eat cut fish as it is. ๐ŸŸ (In this case it is called sashimi=ๅˆบใ—่บซ)
Sushi is made by layering fish fillets and rice.

โ›ฉ๏ธ Torii

้ณฅๅฑ…. It is located at the entrance of a Japanese shrine (Jinsha=็ฅž็คพ).
Beyond that is God, There is the entrance to the sanctuary.

๐Ÿ’ˆ barber shop

It’s in a Japanese haircut shop. ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐ŸŽ Carp streamer

Koinobori=ใ“ใ„ใฎใผใ‚Š. It flaps from April to May.

๐ŸŽŽ Hina doll

Hina ningyo=ใฒใช ใซใ‚“ใŽใ‚‡ใ†=้›› ไบบๅฝข. We will decorate it at the Doll’s Festival(ใฒใชใพใคใ‚Š) in March.

๐Ÿฎ Lantern

Cho chin=ใกใ‚‡ใ†ใกใ‚“. You can see it at the entrance of a Japanese bar.
๐Ÿถโ†This is a container for Japanese sake (้…’)
or you can also see it as a souvenir from the Japanese region.

๐Ÿ—ผ Tokyo tower

ๆฑไบฌใ‚ฟใƒฏใƒผ. It was a TV tower on Tokyo. Currently its function is Tokyo Sky Tree (ๆฑไบฌใ‚นใ‚ซใ‚คใƒ„ใƒชใƒผ).

๐Ÿ“› Name tag

ๅๆœญ. This design is mainly for kids going to kindergarten (ๅนผ็จšๅœ’) and is in the shape of a tulip (ใƒใƒฅใƒผใƒชใƒƒใƒ—). ๐ŸŒท

๐Ÿ—พ Japan

ๆ—ฅๆœฌ. There are national flags of each country in pictograms, There is also Japanese terrain.