「道」 Michi

 

 

「道」 Michi


Way

Just as in English, the Japanese word michi (also pronounced do) ,meaning “path” or “way” is used as a metaphor for life’s Journey.

 

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A person living an immoral life will thus be described as fudotoku,or “not on the road of virtue.”


Michi also refers to the spiritual values of a particular skill .


Kado (written with the characters for “flower” and “way”) is the art of flower arrangement; kendo is the art of sword fighting ; and shinto is the way of the gods, or the native religion of Japan.