Trio: Three Wise Monkeys in Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Tochigi, Japan

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Trio

When I saw the word “Trio,” this renowned relief of three wise monkeys – mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil) in Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most decorative shrine in Japan with tremendous amount of carvings, came to mind. Until recently, I believed this saying and image were unique to Japan and didn’t know that its stories and artworks existed in many places all over the world.

DSC00967

Do they differ from the three monkeys in your country?

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Trio: Three Wise Monkeys in Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Tochigi, Japan”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s