A new facial feature extraction technique for expression recognition is proposed. We employ the spatial frequency domain information to obtain robust performance to the random noise on a image or the lighting conditions. It exhibited high ability sufficiently even if combined with a low-performance region tracking method. As an application of this technique, we have constructed a dynamic facial expression recognition system. We use hidden Markov models to utilize temporal changes in the facial expressions. The spatial frequency information and the temporal information make better rates of facial expression recognition. In the experiment, we established a correct response rate of approximately 84.1% of recognition with six categories.