Wednesday, February 22, 2006


The Three Wise Monkeys at Nikko. If you've ever wondered where the original "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" image came from, then this is it. Or so I've been told by one of the other teachers, I'm not sure if it's actually true or not. Can anyone back me up on this?

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Blogger Michel Lafleur said...

Yup, that's the three monkeys...

In case you weren't aware, this shrine honours the Tokugawa Shogunate who rules Japan with military might during the Edo period. The see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys, in my opinion were a message to the populace to shut up and let the government run the show. No need for peasants to get involved or interested in much...

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