109 is a chain of Japanese department stores, with the most well known location being in Shibuya, Tokyo — Shibuya 109. An emoji of this store existed in the original Softbank emoji set in Japan, but did not get included as part of emoji standardisation in Unicode 6.0.

This was one of the few emojis available in Apple iOS 5, that did not remain in iOS 6. Despite this, it continues to be supported by Twemoji.

The details of its exclusion are noted in Google's project to bring emoji into Unicode. The codepoint for Shibuya remains in the Private Use Area of the Unicode Standard.

🚩 This Unicode character has no emoji version, meaning this is intended to display only as a black and white glyph on most platforms. It has not been Recommended For General Interchange (RGI) — as an emoji — by Unicode.

Also Known As

  • Boutique 109
  • Shibuya 109


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