THE TRUE MEANING OF JAPANESE EMOTICONS AND EMOJIS

Do you know the true meaning of Japanese emoticons? Several emoji that we use on our cell phones in chats like Whatsapp and Facebook originated in Japan. Let's see a Complete Guide to Japanese Emojis and their origin. 

Emojis are ideograms and smileys (the faces with reactions and emotions, etc.) used in electronic messages and web pages. And they exist in many genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and weather types, and animals. They are very similar to emoticons (characters put together to form a kind of smiley face).

In 1999, Shigetaka Kurita created the first widely used set of emojis. Kurita was inspired by weather forecasts that used symbols to show the weather, Chinese characters and street signs.  In addition to manga that used stock symbols to express emotions, such as light bulbs that meant inspiration. 

the first is Mizaru [?] the monkey that does not see. the second is Iwazaru [?] the monkey that doesn't speak. the third is Kikazaru [?] the monkey that doesn't listen.  They are known as the three wise monkeys. Its origin is based on a Japanese proverb that says that if we don't look, don't listen and don't speak evil of others, we would have peaceful communities with peace and harmony.

Some emoticons or emoji had their roots in manga culture. The main example is the 💢 emoji which represents protruding veins on the forehead of an angry person or someone who has been hit by someone.  Originally it was drawn on or next to the forehead, today it is commonly depicted alone.