Emoji Information
Rice Ball

Food & Drink Category

Rice Ball

Bala de arroz

Although this might look like it, this is not a Hershey's kiss wrapped in silver foil. It is a white rice ball wrapped in a piece of nori (edible seaweed). Also called onigiri. Very popular in Japan.

Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.

  1. This emoji was part of the proprietary / non-standardized emoji set first introduced by Japanese carriers like Softbank. These emojis became part of the Apple iPhone starting in iOS 2.2 as an unlockable feature on handsets sold in English speaking countries.
  2. In iOS 5 / OSX 10.7, the underlying code that the Apple OS generates for this emoji was changed.

Emoji General Information

Twitter Emoji Popularity (Rank) 933 of 2393
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LG Emoji Picture
Samsung Emoji Picture
Phantom Open Emoji Picture
ASCII Conversion
"Short Code" Name :rice_ball:
Keywords Rice, Ball, White, Nori, Seaweed, Japanese

Unicode Category Information

Unicode Category Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
Unicode Range 1F300–1F5FF
Unicode Subcategory Food Symbols

Editorial Comment

A Hershey's kiss wrapped in silver with a white box in front of it.

Proposed Unicode Information & Notes

Unicode Category Foods
Unicode Subcategory Food Symbols
Names & Annotations RICE BALL Temporary Notes: onigiri
Symbol Information U+1F359 proposed
Proposal Identifier e-961

Character Mapping/Crosswalk Notes

DoCoMo Β #Exp.62 'Rice ball' γŠγ«γŽγ‚Š γ€Œonigiri」 U+E749 SJIS-F9EE JIS-7630
KDDI Β #244 γŠγ«γŽγ‚Š γ€Œonigiri」 U+E4D5 SJIS-F6AE JIS-7630
Softbank Β #177 #old336 γŠγ«γŽγ‚Š γ€Œonigiri」 U+E342 SJIS-F9E2

Emoji Character Encoding Data

Emoji Code Version iOS 4 Code
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s) 
UTF-8 Character Count 1
Character(s) In Input
AppleColorEmoji Font (available in OSX/iOS) 
Decimal HTML Entity 
Hexadecimal HTML Entity 
Hex Code Point(s) e342
Formal Unicode Notation U+E342
Decimal Code Point(s) 58178
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xEE 0x8D 0x82
UTF-8 Hex Bytes EE 8D 82
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 356 215 202
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xE342
UTF-16 Hex e342
UTF-16 Dec 58178
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0000E342
UTF-32 Hex E342
UTF-32 Dec 58178
Python Src u"\uE342"
PHP Src "\xee\x8d\x82"
C/C++/Java Src "\uE342"
Emoji Code Version iOS 5 - Current
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s) πŸ™
UTF-8 Character Count 1
Character(s) In Input
AppleColorEmoji Font (available in OSX/iOS) πŸ™
Decimal HTML Entity 🍙
Hexadecimal HTML Entity 🍙
Hex Code Point(s) 1f359
Formal Unicode Notation U+1F359
Decimal Code Point(s) 127833
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax) 0xF0 0x9F 0x8D 0x99
UTF-8 Hex Bytes F0 9F 8D 99
UTF-8 Octal Bytes 360 237 215 231
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax) 0xD83C 0xDF59
UTF-16 Hex d83cdf59
UTF-16 Dec 55356 57177
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax) 0x0001F359
UTF-32 Hex 01F359
UTF-32 Dec 127833
Python Src u"\U0001F359"
PHP Src "\xf0\x9f\x8d\x99"
C/C++/Java Src "\uD83C\uDF59"

Emoji Character Encoding Data (equivalent or similiar)

Emoji EncodingDoCoMoKDDIGoogle
UTF-8 Unicode Character(s)σΎ₯‘
UTF-8 Character Count111
Character(s) In Input
Decimal HTML Entity󾥡
Hexadecimal HTML Entity󾥡
Hex Code Point(s)e749e4d5fe961
Formal Unicode NotationU+E749U+E4D5U+FE961
Decimal Code Point(s)59209585811042785
UTF-8 Hex (C Syntax)0xEE 0x9D 0x890xEE 0x93 0x950xF3 0xBE 0xA5 0xA1
UTF-8 Hex BytesEE 9D 89EE 93 95F3 BE A5 A1
UTF-8 Octal Bytes356 235 211356 223 225363 276 245 241
UTF-16 Hex (C Syntax)0xE7490xE4D50xDBBA 0xDD61
UTF-16 Hexe749e4d5dbbadd61
UTF-16 Dec592095858156250 56673
UTF-32 Hex (C Syntax)0x0000E7490x0000E4D50x000FE961
UTF-32 HexE749E4D50FE961
UTF-32 Dec59209585811042785
Python Srcu"\uE749"u"\uE4D5"u"\U000FE961"
PHP Src"\xee\x9d\x89""\xee\x93\x95""\xf3\xbe\xa5\xa1"
C/C++/Java Src"\uE749""\uE4D5""\uDBBA\uDD61"

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