I just used a Japanese styled emoticon and thought it’d be good to have an article about the rich language in emoticons which Japanese put in.

There are a dozen of emoticons,as you all know and use. But what is interesting although it’s kind of funny to make a whole article about Japanese emoticons is that they pay attention to the eyes,in general. So,it’s useful to know it, especially for people that love to use emoticons and they do choose the Japanese ones. The word they use for these cute creations of mind is ‘Kaomoji’( 顔文字 ), with meaning ”Face Writing”.

Cheerful Kaomoji
∩( ・ω・)∩ [Cheerful]
(*^▽^*) [Hehe,joyful]
(≧∇≦)/ [Cheerful wave]
ワーイ♪♪\(^ω^\)( /^ω^)/♪♪ワーイ [Extremely overjoyed]
(o・∀・) [Waaaah,happy!]
(`・ω・´) [A happy stare]
(○^ω^) [Un-un happy]
(○´ω`) [Cozy feeling of happiness]
\(^o^)/ [Woo-hoo!]
(^з^)-☆ [A wink,or whisling]
(^_-) [A wink]
(^_−)−☆ [A wink]
♪( ´▽`)
[Listening to music]
♪(v^_^)v [Awwww,agree!]
d(^_^o) [Okay,giving you the thumb up]
(✪ฺ✪ฺ) [Shiny eyes of joy]
(゜ー゜*)ネッ! [Ne!? Asking for the agree]
♪。+。(☆´I`)」【。゚+.нёllо。゚+.】L(´I`★)。+.。♪ [Cheerful greeting]
ヾ( ❀ฺฺ )ノ【*Η*Ε*Ļ*О*О*】ヽ(❀ฺ )ノ\\ [Mushy-mushy hello]
( ̄┏∞┓ ̄)/ ニイハオ♪ [Niihao! Chinese hello]
【o´∀`】ノ┣┫Ё┗└О☆ [Hello with a cheerful smile]
゜+*:.♬♥⒣⒠⒧⒧⒪(´д`*)♥♬.:*+゜ [An extremely joyful way of greeting]


Happy Kaomoji
(^_^)v, [Laughing]
(^▽^) [Laughing with mouth slightly open]
(・∀・) [Hihihihi,laughing]
(⌒▽⌒) [Eyes closed while laughing]
( ・ω・)ノ――――@゜クルクル [Playing with a yo-yo]
キタ━━━ヽ(∀゜ )人(゜∀゜)人(゜∀゜)人(゜∀゜)人(゜∀゜)人(゜∀゜)人( ゜∀)ノ ━━━ !!!!!!!! [Something great is about to happen]
YE━━━━━━ d(゜∀゜)b ━━━━━━S [Yes,giving you both of the thumbs up]
┣¨キ(*゜д゜*)┣¨キ [Overwhelmed by something]
ハッ! φ(゜o゜*) ヤッパリチガウ……〆(。_。*) [Ha! As I thought]
(=゜ω゜)人(゜ω゜=) [High five]
(`ω・)^★ [Happy]
v(*’-^*)-☆ [Peace sign]
v(。・・。) [Peace sign in a nerd way]
(*´・ω・)(・ω・`*)ネー [Right?Right? Excited]
σ(^¬^@)うまそぉ~ [This looks delicious!]
(爆笑) [Abruptly laughing]
(笑) [LOL]


Blue Kaomoji
(ToT) [Crying loud]
_| ̄|○ [Depressed man on all fours with head down]
(* ̄m ̄) [Unhappy with something]
コネェ━━━━━━(゜A゜;)━━━━━━ !!!!! [Nothing good is going to happen]
o(> (/ _ ; ) [A slap on forehead with 'oh no' cry]
(泣) [Crying]
(涙) [Tears]
βακα…_〆(゜▽゜*) [Taking a note of own stupidity]Other Kaomoji
m(.丁.)m [A samurai bowing]
JR━―━―━(゜∀゜)━―━―━― !! [Reading on JR train]
┐(´ー`)┌ ワカンナイ!!! [Shrugging shoulders when you don't know something]
(((;゜Д゜)) [Scared or nervous]
…(´-ω-`)… [Nervous]
(´・ω・。) [Confused gaze]
。.・Φ(・ω・) [Writing things down]
むしゃむしゃ( ´)Д(`) [Chewing down on food]
(´-`).。oO(せりふ・・・・・・・) [A thought bubble and instead of the dots you type your current thoughts]
(`・∀・´) えっへん! [What the hell!?]
Σ(*’0′)*’0′)/ アレハナンダ!! [What the hell is that?]
_φ(・_・ [Writing down a note]
(#^.^#) [Blushing]
( -_-)凸 [Giving the finger]
( ・_・)ノ⌒●~* ポイ! [Throwing a bomb]
*~● ε=ε=ε=ε=\(;゚ロ゚)/\(;゚ロ゚)/\(;゚ロ゚)/\(;゚ロ゚)/ [Running from the bomb]
( `o´)_θ☆( >_ ウリャッ!! ヾ(*・-・)ツθ☆● キーーーック!! [A football kick]
⊂( ̄(エ) ̄)⊃y-゚゚゚ [Bear]
凸(▼ー▼)凸 凸(▼。▼)y-~~~ [Smoking]
┃┃¨━━━━━━ヾ(・∀・)ノ゙━━━━━━ ╋┓ [Idiot]
ζ┳┻┳°λ ←卓球 [Table tennis]
ヽ(´ー`)┌ [Whatever shrug]

Any favorite kaomoji, folks? (: