徳 Toku

 

徳 Toku

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Virtue

Toku means virtue.
What constitutes virtue for the Japanese?
It is a combination of modesty(kenjo), sensitivity to others’ feelings(jo) and a proper sense of duty or obligation(giri).
A virtuous person also enjoys life, even while observing the proper etiquette, and can adjust to any twists and turns in life’s road.