The Kaoiro Stamp Puts Kaomoji Icons to the Test

By: Ashley C.R. - Published: 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. Stats for Emotional Stamps Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 6,376 clicks in 319 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Emotional Stamps
Related: 52 examples / 40 photos
Segment: Females, 18-35
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