The kanji love is a compound character with three clearly recognizable parts. In the middle of the kanji love stands the ideogram kokoro, meaning heart. Above the heart stands a hand and beneath the heart you find the symbol for following.
The kanji for love in seal script
Although the seal script of the kanji symbol for love looks enigmatic, you can immediately recognize the pictogram for heart at the center: A wonderful heart with ventricles and arteries, an ancient anatomic depiction of the human heart. In China and Japan the symbol for love is, as in the West, the heart. The heart is where you feel; it is at the very center of your physical and emotional being.
If you have a close look at the seal script calligraphy, it looks as if the heart was wrapped up. Indeed, the pictogram to breathe into, to swallow encloses the heart. The original meaning for the kanji AI or love is to swallow down into ones heart, to love.
Below the heart stands the symbol for going slowly, represented by a human being and a foot. You might wonder what going slowly has to do with love. Probably it means that the ancient Chinese believed that love makes one graceful, hence going slowly.
A wide interpretation of the kanji AI would be that love lies deep in the heart and that it transforms our being.
Watch the video to see how to brush the kanji love in semi-cursive script.
Buying a kanji T-shirt with an original kanji symbol for love
Calligrapher Nadja Van Ghelue has brushed the love kanji for you. She has written love in the ancient style and in the semi-cursive style of Japanese calligraphy. Both evoke the magic of love, the seal script conceals the secret of love, the semi-cursive style expresses the strength of love. She hopes you will enjoy wearing the message of love.
The love kanji T-shirt is available in different colors and models. Below you see some of our shirts.
Enjoy browsing our kanji love shirt collection!
|Love Kanji T-shirt With Japanese Symbol Ai/Love Calligraphy||Love Kanji T-shirt With Japanese Symbol Ai/Love Calligraphy|
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