GENRO Rubber Stamp – Love - 愛
The Chinese character for Love.
The story behind the Chinese character 愛 (ài) :
At the creation of the character, 愛 was written as 㤅, an expression of gratitude for being granted food. The 旡 in the upper part is like a hungry man with a big open mouth. The lower part is the character 心 (xīn), meaning heart; it is a literal image of a physical heart.
During the Qin dynasty over 2,000 years ago, an image of a slow pace of walking, 夊, was added at the bottom to show a reluctance to part with something. This completed the ultimate meaning of love.
The key of the character 愛 (ài), love, lies in the radical for the heart, 心 (xīn). If one is truly in love, or is truly grateful, one must do it with a heart.
– from The Epoch Times
Size: 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Made in Japan