Monday, November 9, 2009

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

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The Three Wise Monkeys, Kikazaru who hears no evil, Mizaru, who sees no evil, & Iwazaru, who speaks no evil.

Behind them thousands of Sarubobo (baby monkey), a kind of amulet shaped like a faceless doll.

At a small temple in Gion, not far from the Yasaka Pagoda.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this explanation.
    Anne R

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  2. I love monkeys and the three wise monkeys are my favorites! Thanks for the explanation and the photo!

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  3. GREAT picture, though those faceless/bodiless dolls are a little surreal, if not colorful.

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