The Original Japanese Kanji Design For "Love" - Art Classified Ads in San Jose
The strokes at the bottom portion of the ai character form a modification of the character for friend or friendship. The strokes at the top symbolize family and marriage. The middle portion of the character is the element for heart. The combined elements form the "Love" symbol that is sometimes interpreted as a thinking man trying to read people's hearts and suggests the importance of loving with and in your heart. It may also represent different types of love, such as the love we have for our spouse and our family, and the love we feel towards our friends.