Wondrous Kanji! To discover for instance, that "love - 好" is the link uniting a woman 女 to a child 子 : is there a better way to express this Kanji than by showing the feeling of the woman - here the mother - towards her child?
But unfortunately, after the joy of discovery, comes the need to study... And then, generally, the time of disillusion. Because, for Westerners, remembering 2000 characters necessary to read a Japanese text proves difficult.
The "Handbook and dictionary of the 2143 Kanji in common use" proposes two approaches that should help alleviate this difficulty :
a graphical approach: look carefully at the drawings :