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The three wise monkeys

The three wise monkeys

"See no evil,
Hear no evil,
Speak no evil"

At the Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō日光東照宮
From the 17th century
Stand the three monkeys 三猿

Mizaru 見ざる, covering his eyes, seing no evil
Kikazaru聞かざる, covering his ears, hearing no evil
Iwazaru言わざる, covering his mouth, speaking no evil

Nikkō

Nikkō

Mausoleum of shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu (Tōshō-gū 日光東照宮)
Mausoleum of his grandson Iemitsu 徳川 家光
Futarasan Shrine 二荒山神社 dating to the year 767
As well as famous hot springs,
Definitely
"Never say 'kekkō' 結構 (wonderful) until you've seen Nikkō 日光"
「日光を見ずして結構と言うなかれ」

Ame ni mo makezu

Ame ni mo makezu

Ame ni mo makezu 雨ニモマケズ "Be not Defeated by the Rain" - A poem written by Kenji Miyazawa 宮沢 賢治 (1896 – 1933)
"Not losing to the rain
Not losing to the wind
Not losing to the snow nor to summer's heat
With a strong body
Not fettered by desire
By no means offending anyone
Always quietly smiling
Every day four bowls of brown rice
Miso and some vegetables to eat..."


Ame ni mo makezu

Ame ni mo makezu 雨ニモマケズ ("Ne sois pas défait par la pluie") Un poème de Kenji Miyazawa 宮沢 賢治 (1896 – 1933)
"Ne pas céder face à la pluie
Ne pas céder face au vent
Ne pas céder non plus face à la neige ou à la chaleur de l’été
Avec un corps solide
Sans avidité
Sans perdre son tempérament
Cultivant une joie tranquille
Chaque jour quatre bols de riz complet
Du miso et un peu de légumes à manger..."

知  chi – Kōchi Prefecture

知 chi – Kōchi Prefecture

Kōchi Prefecture 高知県
Written with the kanji 知 “knowledge” chi, shi-
That we also meet for instance in…
知識人 chishikijin “intellectual”
未知 michi “not yet known” “unknown”
Or 予知夢 yochimu “prophetic dream”
As well as
人工知能 jinkouchinou “artificial intelligence (AI)”
Or 基礎知識 kisochishiki “fundamental knowledge”

知 chi – Aichi Prefecture

知 chi – Aichi Prefecture

Aichi Prefecture 愛知県
Written with the kanji 知 “knowledge” chi, shi-
That we also meet for instance in…
知識人 chishikijin “intellectual”
未知 michi “not yet known” “unknown”
Or 予知夢 yochimu “prophetic dream”
As well as
人工知能 jinkouchinou “artificial intelligence (AI)”
Or 基礎知識 kisochishiki “fundamental knowledge”

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