The massification and popularity acquired by WhatsApp emoticons has generated a new way of communicating moods, feelings, reactions and even complete sentences. However, despite having the same Unicode encoding, its interpretation is subject to different cultural contexts depending on the environment of the person who uses them.
This is the case of the red mask emoji the Goblin which is also known as the ‘Japanese Devil’, it was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name of “Japanese Goblin” and was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015 Here we tell you its true meaning so that you can use it correctly.
This emoticon its appearance is a red mask that is very popular in Japanese culture, whose characteristics that stand out the most are a grotesquely long nose, angry eyes and bushy eyebrows and mustache. This emoji is a representation of a tengu (sky dog), a proud trickster figure from Japanese folklore.
Popularly denotes meanness, anger, cruel or mischievous behavior and sexual suggestion, by the phallic appearance of his nose. It can also mean trolls, goblins, and other supernatural or figurative beings.
It should be noted that he is an ugly character, with horns and who chases soulmates. A traditional costume on New Year’s Eve to ward off evil spirits.
After really knowing its meaning you will have to decide if you want to use it and in what situations to apply it.