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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」

30-Communication

30-Communication

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