The Kaoiro Stamp Puts Kaomoji Icons to the Test

By: Ashley C.R. - Apr 15, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
References: japantrendshop
Ever heard of Kaoiro, the emotional stamp? Emoticons are known as 'Kaomoji' in Japan, and a total of about 2,000 Kaomoji icons have been put on a rubber stamp so anyone can stick their expression on anything on a whim!

The stamp is called Kaoiro and it's available at Japan Trend Shop. Buy one for $51 and start expressing!

Implications - With the Internet taking over the world by storm, people are often looking for more creative ways to express themselves outside of online emoticons. Bringing a previous Internet-only concept into the real world, companies are creating real-life "emoticons" which help you show your true colors without having to touch a keyboard, tying in the popular online culture with the offline world.