I am collaborating with urban photographers by illustrating Ai, a character who represents the idea of love, to create a new series of artworks to show that Love can happen anywhere.

In this new series, I work with beautiful photos taken in Japan. I believe cute artworks get attention. The important question is, what do I do with the attention? I hope to remind more people that with love, anything is possible and that this love we need, can happen anywhere.

These works are built on the back of my past 18 years, where I’ve been sharing Ai’s message of love to children, including to young survivors of earthquakes and tsunamis in China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan.

I hope these artworks put a smile on your face, and in your heart.

More info: Instagram

Ai on a mirror in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai on a traffic light in Kyoto.Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai hanging on to a balloon in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai reflecting by the river in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai on a torii gate at Lake Biwa. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @_deepsky

Ai playing with a puppy in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai with a deer in Nara. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai riding a deer in Nara. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai looking for directions in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @GeorgeYajima

Ai taking a walk at night in Kyoto.Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai and puppy in Kyoto. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai and puppy playing around in Tokyo. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @ryography_713

Ai and puppy admiring Tokyo Tower. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @georgeyajima

Ai and puppy love Tokyo Tower. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @YK

Ai riding a little tricycle in Tokyo. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai and puppy wearing Kitsune Masks in Tokyo. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai on a paper boat in Osaka. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @shafiqanaksaleh

Ai playing hide and seek behind Torii Gates in Tokyo. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @eeeeeeeno

Ai love noodles in Tokyo. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @mikejalipa

Ai at Sensoji Temple.Collaboration between @Aisforai and @antonio_sbarra

Ai and puppy at Matsumoto Castle. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @pat_kay

Ai and puppy at Shibuya. Collaboration between @Aisforai and @antonio_sbarra