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U+1F358 RICE CRACKER

U+1F358 was added to Unicode in version 6.0 (2010). It belongs to the block Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+1F358 behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Senbei (็…Ž้ค…, alternatively spelled sembei) are a type of Japanese rice crackers. They come in various shapes, sizes, and flavors, usually savory but sometimes sweet. Senbei are often eaten with green tea as a casual snack and offered to visiting house guests as a courtesy refreshment.

Senbei are usually cooked by being baked or grilled, traditionally over charcoal. While being prepared they may be brushed with a flavoring sauce, often one made of soy sauce and mirin. They may then be wrapped with a layer of nori. Alternatively they may be flavored with salt or "salad" flavoring, among others.

In China, the same characters used to write senbei are read jiฤnbวng (็…Ž้ค…). There are varieties like Shandong Jianbing and Tianjin Jianbing. However, these are in actuality a different food. In China, they are more like wraps and pancakes, similar to okonomiyaki, whereas in Japan they are hard (not floppy), and are bite-sized snacks rather than meals. However, crackers similar to Japanese senbei can be found in China today. Their modern Chinese name is ไป™่ด (Pinyin: xianbei), which reflects the Japanese-language pronunciation of "senbei" (็…Ž้ค…).

Sweet senbei (็”˜ๅ‘ณ็…Ž้ค…) came to Japan during the Tang Dynasty, the first recorded usage in 737 AD, and still are very similar to Tang traditional styles, originally often baked in the Kansai area, of which include the traditional "roof tile" senbei. These include ingredients like potato and wheat flour or glutinous rice, and are similar to castella cakes. (Distinctly different from what most people would consider as Senbei today).

Traditional senbei such as this can still be found, e.g. Iga meibutsu katayaki, in Iga City.

What Japanese commonly refer to as senbei nowadays was popularized by a shop in the Edo Period, Sลkajuku, which spread salty soy sauce flavored senbei throughout Japan.

There are several types of traditional Japanese senbei. They include the 2 categories, sweet sembei (over 15 types) and rice candy senbei (็ฑณ่“็…Ž้ค…), and others, which include even fish senbei (้ญšใ›ใ‚“ในใ„), lotus senbei (่“ฎๆ น็…Ž้ค…) and bone senbei (้ชจใ›ใ‚“ในใ„).

Modern senbei versions are very inventive and may include flavorings can which range from kimchi to wasabi to curry to chocolate.

Kansai senbei tend to use glutinous rice and have a lightly seasoned and delicate in texture (saku saku). Kantล senbei were originally based on uruchimai, a non-glutinous rice, and they tend to be more crunchy (kari kari) and richly flavored.

Thin Japanese rice crackers (่–„็„ผใใ›ใ‚“ในใ„ใ€€usuyaki senbei) are popular in Australia and other countries.

Representations

System Representation
Nยบ 127832
UTF-8 F0 9F 8D 98
UTF-16 D8 3C DF 58
UTF-32 00 01 F3 58
URL-Quoted %F0%9F%8D%98
HTML-Escape 🍘
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake รฐยŸยย˜

Elsewhere

Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 6.0
Unicode Name (na) RICE CRACKER
Unicode 1 Name (na1) โ€”
Block (blk) Misc_Pictographs
General Category (gc) Other Symbol
Script (sc) Common
Bidirectional Category (bc) Other Neutral
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ๐Ÿ˜
Lowercase (Lower) โœ˜
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ๐Ÿ˜
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ๐Ÿ˜
Uppercase (Upper) โœ˜
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) ๐Ÿ˜
Uppercase Mapping (uc) ๐Ÿ˜
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) ๐Ÿ˜
Titlecase Mapping (tc) ๐Ÿ˜
Case Folding (cf) ๐Ÿ˜
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) โœ˜
Alphabetic (Alpha) โœ˜
Bidi Control (Bidi_C) โœ˜
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) โœ˜
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ๐Ÿ˜
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased) โœ˜
Composition Exclusion (CE) โœ˜
Case Ignorable (CI) โœ˜
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) โœ˜
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) โœ˜
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) โœ˜
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) โœ˜
Changes When Lowercased (CWL) โœ˜
Changes When Titlecased (CWT) โœ˜
Changes When Uppercased (CWU) โœ˜
Dash (Dash) โœ˜
Deprecated (Dep) โœ˜
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) โœ˜
Diacritic (Dia) โœ˜
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext) โœ˜
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ๐Ÿ˜
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) โœ”
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) โœ˜
Hex Digit (Hex) โœ˜
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen) โœ˜
ID Continue (IDC) โœ˜
Ideographic (Ideo) โœ˜
ID Start (IDS) โœ˜
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) โœ˜
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) โœ˜
InMC (InMC) โ€”
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc) โ€”
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C) โœ˜
Jamo Short Name (JSN) โ€”
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Ideographic
Logical Order Exception (LOE) โœ˜
Math (Math) โœ˜
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) โœ˜
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ๐Ÿ˜
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) โœ˜
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) โœ˜
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) โœ˜
Other ID Continue (OIDC) โœ˜
Other ID Start (OIDS) โœ˜
Other Lowercase (OLower) โœ˜
Other Math (OMath) โœ˜
Other Uppercase (OUpper) โœ˜
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) โœ˜
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) โœ˜
Quotation Mark (QMark) โœ˜
Radical (Radical) โœ˜
Sentence Break (SB) Other
Simple Case Folding (scf) ๐Ÿ˜
Script Extension (scx) Common
Soft Dotted (SD) โœ˜
STerm (STerm) โœ˜
Terminal Punctuation (Term) โœ˜
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) โœ˜
Variation Selector (VS) โœ˜
Word Break (WB) Other
White Space (WSpace) โœ˜
XID Continue (XIDC) โœ˜
XID Start (XIDS) โœ˜
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) โœ˜
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) โœ˜
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) โœ˜
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) โœ˜