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Summer Break 2017

Wish you all a nice summer with interesting three-monkey experiences and in case you are a collector, many new no evils for your collection,

Your Webmaster.

(July 15, 2017)

An unusual three monkey box

Spotted in Canada in a store called Ten Thousand Villages a see no evil monkey puzzle. Maybe something for your wish list?  More…..

(July 07, 2017)

Picture of the Month - July 2017

A Vanity Fair cover from long time ago.  More…..

(June 30, 2017)

Our Guestbook / Message board

A visit to our Guestbook can be useful, interesting or good for a laugh. Don’t forget to have a look once in a while. More…..

(June 26, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2017 in Kansas City, USA

A group photo is already available, view here and the next conference is scheduled for October 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. More news to follow.

(June 22, 2017)

No Evil Art in the Muslim Museum, UK

Hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil, Muslim art by Hannah Habibi-Hopkin. More…..

(June 15, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2017 in Kansas City, USA

Today the conference starts and if you are a three monkey collector  and happen to be in the area, just contact Gregg Ottinger and he will give you all details, so that you possibly still can join. More…..

(June 08, 2017)

Picture of the Month - June 2017

No evil street art in Bristol, UK.  More…..

(June 01, 2017)

No evil graffiti in Berlin

Obama, Merkel and Putin as hear, see and speak no evil in an oversized graffiti on the wall of a building in Berlin, Germany. More…..

(May 27, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2017 in Kansas City, USA

June 8 is getting very close but you can still decide to join this interesting event. It is advised to hurry now! More…..

(May 22, 2017)

Our online Three Monkeys Store

If you are looking for some special Three Wise Monkeys or other unusual No Evil items, please visit our online shop. There you may find that item you have been looking for. More……

(May 15, 2017)

Postcards with no evil geishas

About 100 years ago it became very popular for visitors to Japan to send postcards with three hear see and speak no evil geishas to friends and relatives all over the world. At that time, the No Evil symbol was not yet very well known in the rest of the world. Most probably these postcards have greatly contributed to the worldwide popularity of the Hear, See and Speak No Evil proverb.  More…..

(May 08, 2017)

Picture of the Month - May 2017

White elephants are rare, but what about white elephants that hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil?  More…..

(May 01, 2017)

Three wise monkeys panel in Nikko Japan

Over the past years the paint of this famous sculpture had peeled and the deterioration had become more noticeable recently. Now it has been restored and is available to the public again.  More…..

(April 25, 2017)

Easter bunnies

Also bunnies hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More…..

(April 19, 2017)

Cartoons with the three wise monkeys

Obviously a popular subject for cartoon artists. Over 1700 items in Cartoonstock.com. More…..

(April 13, 2017)

Five wise monkeys

The three wise monkeys are well-known. Many people also know about the four monkeys of which number 4 represents do no evil, have no fun or even have no sex.

But did you know that also five monkey statues exist? Here is a selection.  More…..

(April 06, 2017)

Picture of the Month - April 2017

Three large statues of No Evil children made by Gilde Germany, the makers of Hummel figurines and others. More…..

(March 31, 2017)

10 Years Three-Monkeys.info  website

Tomorrow, March 31, 2017 our website will be 10 years old. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of our website visitors and especially those who have contributed by sending us interesting information.

(March 30, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2017 in Kansas City, USA

Gregg Ottinger has sent out an update Newsletter about this important meeting. More…..

(March 21, 2017)

No Evil Neckties

The extremely long neckties of America’s new president seem to have renewed the interest in this almost forgotten fashion accessory. Did you know that neckties with no evil monkeys exist? Here are a few examples.  More…..

(March 20, 2017)

Angela Merkel hear, see and speak no evil

In a series „No Evil“ cartoons of well-known people, this picture also deserves a place. More…..

(March 13, 2017)

Donald Trump TWEET no evil

Hear, see and tweet no evil by Donald Trump. A funny cartoon. More…..

(March 07, 2017)

Picture of the Month – March 2017

The hear, see and speak no evils composed of kitchen items feature the Picture for March 2017. More…..

(March 01, 2017)

A reminder

The US three-monkey collectors meeting 2017 will take place on June 8 – 11 in Kansas City. The program will be published as soon as available. Here is some preliminary information. More…..

(February 23, 2017)

Three wise monkeys as roof decoration.

A company in Germany offers the 3 monkeys as decoration for on a roof or elsewhere. A nice idea that has its price. More.....

(February 17, 2017)

Three monkeys car radiator mascot

A rare genuine three monkeys car radiator mascot was auctioned by Bonhams in the UK. Sold for UK£ 1’500.--. More…..

(February 11, 2017)

The wise monkeys for your phone or tablet

A 3D live wallpaper on Google Play for your phone or tablet! Fully animated three wise monkeys change their positions while screens swipe. More…..  

(February 04, 2017)

Picture of the Month – February 2017

The Chinese Year of the Rooster starting on January 28, 2017 is the theme of the Picture for this Month. More…..

(January 28, 2017)

No Evil Project

After the internet “excitement” about the no evil emoji’s, here is the next internet hype (noevilproject.com), making inappropriate use of the three monkeys symbol. More….

(January 21, 2017)

European 3-Monkeys Collectors Day 2017

On October 7, 2017 the next Collectors Day will be held in Nijland in the North of the Netherlands. More details to follow.

(January 14, 2017)

A three monkeys museum in Israel

Netanya in Israel has a three monkey’s museum. A very nice idea and the website looks OK. However, the organizer/curator does not react to any emails from us, so we cannot give you more information than just the link to the website. More…..

(January 07, 2017)

Picture of the Month – January 2017

Not sure what the artist wanted to bring across with this piece of art. “Railway to heaven”?  More…..

(January 01, 2017)

Interview www.20 minutes.fr

We were interviewed by the French newspaper 20minutes about the three wise monkeys. If you want to read the original French version, click here.

If you prefer to read the (not perfect) Google translation, click here.

(December 27, 2016)

No evil monkey pencil sharpeners

The list of items with three no evil monkeys seems endless. Did you know that no evil monkey pencil sharpeners exist? More…..

(December 19, 2016)

A new collector’s portrait

How Jason McHenry in California got involved with the Three Monkeys can be read in his Collectors Portrait in our Collectors Gallery. If you want to read stories of other collectors too, click here.

(December 12, 2016)

Three Monkeys One Journey

A just released documentary movie about three friends travelling across Europe, taking it in turns to go without speech, hearing and sight. Each week the roles are changed. More…..

(December 06, 2016)

Picture of the Month – December 2016

Three monkeys produced with 3D printing are slowly entering our collector’s world. The Picture for December shows a 3-monkey set owned by a fellow collector in Switzerland. More…..

(November 30, 2016)

Wise Monkeys Ecstasy Pills

Definitely not our world, but we have to report about it. Here is a picture and here is a “consumer report”.

(November 25, 2016)

What lessons Gandhi-jis 3-monkeys give

Explanations of the three-monkeys adage. More…..

(November 20, 2016)

Three-monkey collectors in the news

Fellow collectors Gerry and Tabitha Blevins from Texas were featured with an interesting article about their collection and photos in the Palestine Herald of November 1, 2016. To read the article, click here.

Because this newspaper only allows limited access to their webpages, it may be necessary to copy and paste the following link in your internet browser: http://www.palestineherald.com/community/a-no-evil-collection-to-die-for/article_1e0cbd3e-a092-11e6-8961-afc117261199.html

(November 13, 2016)

The Three Monkeys in Nikko, Japan

We received news that the world-famous woodcarving of the three monkeys in Nikko Japan has been removed for restoration works and is not available for the public until approx. March 2017. Please adjust your travel plans.

(November 06, 2016)

Picture of the Month - November 2016

Halloween: Hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More….

(October  31, 2016)

The three-monkey collectors meetings in 2017

The place and month for the next 3-monkey collectors meetings in USA and Europe are already known:

USA: Kansas City on June 8 – 11, 2017

Netherlands: Leeuwarden in September 2017

 

More information will be published in this website, as soon as available.

(October  26, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2016 in Riemst, Belgium

Because of a last-minute date change, the attendance of the 2016 three-monkey meeting in Belgium was slightly below expectations. 26 participants were welcomed by both the mayor and the tourist counselor of Riemst and enjoyed a very pleasant and well organized day. Many thanks to Isi & Jean Marie Hertogen and family.  More…..

(October  21, 2016)

Three Monkeys website

If you have sufficient time, it may be a good idea to visit Joellen Deckers website. A very colorful presentation of figurines and pictures representing hear, see and speak no evil. More…..

(October  14, 2016)

No evil angels

Hear, see and speak no evil angels/cherubs, instead of monkeys, seem to be very popular. Here is a small selection. More…..

(October  07, 2016)

Picture of the Month - October 2016

Daredevil, Spiderman and Deadpool as hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More….

(September 30, 2016)

Misspellings

What about this one:

here no evil, sea no evil and speek no evil

but maybe you have seen funnier ones?

(September 25, 2016)

No evil rabbits or bunnies

Also rabbits, hares or bunnies do “hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil”. Here is a small selection of figurines. More…..

(September 21, 2016)

Collector or hoarder???

In a quiet moment some of us may have pondered over the fact whether collecting is just a hobby or a more a kind of mental disorder. Psychology Today has the answer. As far as we can judge, we are all more or less safe!  More…….

(September 14, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2017 in Kansas City, USA

The date for next years’ meeting has already been fixed:

June 8 – 11, 2017

Just mark your calendar now already.

Here is a list of possible sightseeing in Kansas. More…..

(September 07, 2016)

Picture of the Month - September 2016

A postcard from 1905 with three no evil women. More…..

(August 31, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA

Photos and a report about this event by organizer Gregg Ottinger. More…..

(August 27, 2016)

Picture of the Month - August 2016

A funny no evil picture received from Bruce. More…..

(July 31, 2016)

Summer Break 2016

Wish you all a nice summer with interesting three-monkey experiences and in case you are a collector, many new no evils for your collection,

Your Webmaster.

PS: Don’t forget to register for the upcoming 3-Monkey Collectors Gathering in Reno, Nevada, USA. More….. and a recent update

(July 05, 2016)

Picture of the Month - July 2016

One of our frequent website visitors, Chikako, made this nice photo in a shop in Cologne, Germany. More…..

(June 30, 2016)

Chicken and eggs

The no-evil symbol doesn’t stop for chicken and eggs. Just have a look. More…..

(June 25, 2016)

3D printed three-monkeys totem

Probably the first commercially available 3-monkey statue made with a 3D printer. Don’t forget to scroll and view all the versions that are shown below the main picture. More.....  

(June 20, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA (August 14-17 2016)

With only 10 weeks to go, it is time to think about registering for this nice event. Here are the details. More…..

(June 13, 2016)

Twitter ”One Monkey emerges victorious from epic emoji debate”

Over 200,000 people have been spending time and energy to discuss whether the 3 monkey emoji’s are one or three monkeys. Although we appreciate everything that pays attention to the three wise monkeys, this is not exactly our world!

 More…..

(June 06, 2016)

Picture of the Month - June 2016

A different view on the three wise monkeys in a very old children’s book.

More……

(May 31, 2016)

Our Guestbook

Don’t forget to visit our Guestbook. Otherwise you may be missing some important information. For example special three-monkey items for sale.  More……

(May 26, 2016)

Sword with the Three Monkeys

Even a Katana Samurai sword exists with the three wise monkeys. More…..

(May 21, 2016)

Cell Phone Addiction and the Three Monkeys

An article in a German newspaper compares cell phone addicts with the three monkeys. “Hear See and Speak No” (with photo). Here is a Google translation. More….. If you prefer to see the original text, click here.

(May 14, 2016)

YouTube advertising for a jeweler store in India

Although we don’t understand a word from what is said, it is interesting to see how the no evil symbol is used for promoting this store. More…..

(May 07, 2016)

Picture of the Month - May 2016

Space Chimps - three NASA chimpanzees are sent to a faraway galaxy to find themselves on a strange, uncharted planet, where they embark on a fantastical journey to save its inhabitants from a tyrannical leader. More…..

(April 30, 2016)

Exclusive Three Monkeys

If you ever win the lottery or hit the jackpot, here are a few suggestions. More…..  and more….

(April 25, 2016)

3 Monkeys in Japanese culture and religion

If you want to know more about Japanese monkeys and their influence on culture and religion in that country, here is an interesting article. More…..

(April 18, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2016 in Riemst, Belgium

The new date has been set for October 1, 2016. More……. (Dutch language only)

(April 13, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2016 in Riemst, Belgium

There is an unexpected problem with the date. A huge bicycle sport event, originally planned for August in Riemst, has now been moved to September 24, exactly the date that is foreseen for the 3-Monkey meeting. The organizers are working hard for a solution, but it looks inevitable that the date has to be changed to one week earlier or later. More news to follow in this website.

(April 09, 2016)

German Police in Facebook

In Facebook the Police of Munich, Germany is responding to allegations, that they are not always reporting the truth. The Facebook entry shows three officers that hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More…..

(April 08, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2016 in Reno, Nevada, USA

Here is more information about this event including daily events and hotel details. More…..

(April 05, 2016)

Picture of the Month – April 2016

In Hinduism Ganesha is the God of wisdom, knowledge, new beginnings and remover of obstacles. Now Ganesha is also performing hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More…..

(April 01, 2016)

Three-Monkeys.info  website

Tomorrow, March 31, 2016 our website will be 9 years old. That does not sound like a lot, but it still is not too bad, considering that the worldwide average lifespan of a website is 2-4 years.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of our website visitors and especially those who have contributed by sending us interesting information and entries for the Guestbook.

(March 31, 2016)

2016 No Evil Monkey Conference in USA

Place and date are now fixed: Reno, Nevada – August 14 – 17, 2016

More details to follow soon.

(March 25, 2016)

No evil furniture

A line of furniture items with the three monkeys, manufactured in Peru and distributed through a company in the USA. More…

(March 25, 2016)

No Evil project

Since 2011 a traveling exhibition with photos of almost 1500 people acting like the three wise monkeys is moving around in Massachusetts USA. Here is the website about this project with information about past and present exhibitions. More…..

(March 20, 2016)

Fellow collectors from Australia

David and Le from Australia love to travel all over the world and among other things, to search for three monkey figurines. Here is their website with their three-monkey collection. More…..

(March 13, 2016)

The Chinese Year of the Monkey

In an earlier entry we mentioned that the Year of the Monkey inspires many artists to create new three wise monkey items. Here is an example. More….

(March 07, 2016)

Picture of the Month – March 2016

A 70 years old advertisement for Canadian Dry featuring the three no evil monkeys. More…..

(February 29, 2016)

Three monkeys design by Nikoline Liv Andersen

Just see and read for yourself about the design “the dance of the deaf and dumb eye” by Danish designer Nikoline Liv Andersen.  More…..

(February 22, 2016)

African Masks - continued

We received many reactions and photos to our message of January 25 concerning the African masks page so that we were able to add seven more pictures. If you want to see them, the additions are at the bottom of the page. More….

(February 15, 2016)

2016 Year of the Monkey

Welcome to the Chinese Year of the Monkey starting from February 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year), and ending on January 27, 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). The Years of the Monkey include 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028...

During these years often special no evil monkey items are being produced, so keep your eyes and ears open.

(February 08, 2016)

Picture of the Month – February 2016

No one ignores the Marauder. Gibson advertisement of 1975. More…..

If you want to see our other Pictures of the Month, click here.

(January 31, 2016)

African Masks

No Evil Monkeys on top of a wooden mask are often one of the highlights of a three wise monkeys collection. Such masks usually originate from Africa and can be as high as 3 feet. Here are some examples. More….

(January 25, 2016)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2016 in Europe

This year’s organizers, Jean-Marie en Isi Hertogen, informed us that they are already quite busy with the planning of this event. It is the 25th time that European Three-Monkey collectors are getting together to exchange information and duplicates. The meeting will take place in Riemst in Belgium and the date is

Saturday September 24, 2016.

More news will follow, as soon as available.

(January 19, 2016)

2016 Year of the Monkey

We received a request from the Shiota technical high school in Ureshino City, Japan to use photos from our Japanese website for their monthly newsletter. Their management letter was dedicated to 2016 the Year of the Monkey. Of course we granted permission and here is the result. The author added some comments for us in English. A computer translation of the Japanese text is to be found here, but it shows again that for us, such translations are extremely difficult to understand.

(January 12, 2016)

(Epiphany January 6) Three Magi Cake

As in most years on January 6 (Epiphany) we report about new no evil beans for the traditional Three Magi Cake. To be viewed at the bottom of this page. 10 different models with each the three no evils back to back in one figurine. Also on the same page is a link to an explanation of this custom.

(January 06, 2016)

Picture of the Month – January 2016

Unique 3 No Evils made of recycled materials. More…..

(December 31, 2015)

Season’s Greetings

Have a look in the Guestbook for the Season’s Greetings of fellow collectors. More…..

(December 24, 2015)

A Mix of Cultures?

A green Santa Claus drinking ale, celebrating Irish Christmas in a pub called Three Monkeys in Changchun, China. That really makes sense! Picture…..

(December 20, 2015)

Postcards with the three monkeys

We received a message from Nick Wang in Taiwan who is a graphic designer. Because next year is the Year of the Monkey, he designed postcards about three monkeys. Here is his website: http://www.nisan.tw/Three-wise-monkeys.htm Please scroll down the page. Since not all of us are familiar with Chinese texts, here is a translation of that page by Google. More…..

(December 17, 2015)

Three Monkey vapors for electronic cigarettes

The three-monkey symbol is now even used for marketing e-vapors for electronic cigarettes. Hear no evil, see no evil, smoke no evil? More…….

(December 13, 2015)

New home for Dana’s collection

Dana has informed us, that she has just found a new home for her three-monkey collection. See our message of December 6, 2015 here below

(December 08, 2015)

Three Monkey Collection available

Dana Manciagli from Washington state, U.S.A. wrote to us that she wants to pass along her 3-monkey collection of over 100 sets. The reason is very sad. For the third time she is now being treated for late stage cancer and she also has lost her twin sister to this disease. She prefers that the new owner of the collection will simply cover the costs of packing and shipping of the full collection (with or without the display case). Here are pictures of Dana's collection (Nr. 011), and here's a link to her blog DanaManciagliCancer.com. We will be pleased to send you her email address on request.

(December 06, 2015)

Picture of the Month December 2015

Seasonal greetings. More…..

If you want to see our other Pictures of the Month, click here.

(November 30, 2015)

Board games with the three monkeys

A new three-monkey board game (3 singes = 3 monkeys) is being introduced right now. If we have understood it well, it is in both French and English. More…..

(November 25, 2015)

Our online Three-Monkey Store

With the Holiday Season nearing, it may be a good idea to visit the three-monkey collector store to possibly find some special “no evil” gifts. If you don’t feel comfortable with the ordering and payment process, just let us know and we will be pleased to assist.   More…..

(November 21, 2015)

Zerochan

Zerochan, an anime image board with over 1.5 million images, including a few pictures with hear, see and speak no evil. Never heard of, never knew it existed, an unknown world. More…..

(November 14, 2015)

Medals with the three monkeys

A few very interesting medals with the three no evil monkeys. More…..

(November 07, 2015)

Picture of the Month - November 2015

The three monkeys are good for (almost) anything. More…..

If you want to see our other Pictures of the Month, click here.

(October 31, 2015)

Unusual three-monkey items

If you are in the mood to see a selection of very unusual three-monkey items, have a look at this page. More…..

(October 24, 2015)

Halloween

An internet store offers three-monkey costumes for Halloween (or Mardi-Gras). Although these look quite nice, we think it must be very tiresome to perform the well-known no evil gestures all the time. A link to the shop is at the bottom of the page. More…..

(October 17, 2015)

Three monkeys in Mexico

If you, or one of your friends, are planning a cruise in the Caribbean, make sure that a stop in Costa Maya Cruise Port, Mexico is included. The souvenir shops right in the harbor offer a huge collection of three monkey items. More than you can carry on board or home. Our photo album may be of help to you for making a wish list prior to departure. More…..

(October 11, 2015)

Guestbook

There are (again) a number of interesting contributions to the Guestbook. Maybe not all in a language that you are familiar with, but you can always use the translation program of Google or other online translators. More…..

(October 05, 2015)

Picture of the Month - October 2015

Although still a month to go, here is, for a warming up, the No Evil Halloween Picture of the Month for 2015. More…..

(September 30, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2016

From the organizers Isi Hensen and Jean-Marie Hertogen, we received news that the next three-monkey collectors meeting will take place on Saturday September 24, 2016 in Riemst, Belgium

(September 24, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2015 in Holland

Pictures of this meeting can be viewed here.

(September 22, 2015)

3 wise monkeys restaurant

We think that when someone opens a restaurant in the heart of the UK, in a small place called Todmorden and then calls it the 3 wise monkeys, that this is really worthwhile to add a link to their website to our online Newsletter. More……

(September 17, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2015 in Holland

Just a reminder that this event will take place on September 19 in Bussum in the Netherlands. Since a pre-registration is not required this time, everyone can decide in the last minute to participate. More….. (in Dutch only)

(September 12, 2015)

Video Three Wise Monkeys

The Justice Department of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany has produced a short video about crime prevention. The viewers are encouraged to hear all, see all and speak loud. More…..

(September 07, 2015)

Picture of the Month - September 2015

Probably the largest three monkey statues in the world.  More…..

(September 01, 2015)

Still more about the 2015 Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Boston, USA

David Scribner has made a nice video about the meeting 2015 in Boston. More……

(August 28, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2015 in Holland

The program for this meeting is finally known and can be viewed here. If you need a translation in your language, just let us know. More…..

(August 25, 2015)

A story about silent monkeys

Some time ago we had an interesting correspondence with Laura del Col Brown from the UK concerning the three wise monkeys. Laura has now published a short story titled “the silent monkeys”. More…..

(August 17, 2015)

More about the 2015 Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting

This is what the Gloucester Times of August 7, 2015 wrote about the Boston meeting. Attention, the article consists of two pages. Click on 2 on the bar under the text. More…..

(August 10, 2015)

2015 Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Boston, USA

Thanks to Gail Strauss, Susan Scribner, Gregg Ottinger, but in fact to all participants, this meeting was a great success. A picture album is now online. More…..

(August 07, 2015)

Picture of the Month - August 2015

Felix Pestemer, Berlin, Germany has created 3 interesting three-monkeys playing cards. More…..

(August 01, 2015)

Summer Break 2015

Wish you all a nice summer with interesting three-monkey experiences and in case you are a collector, many new no evils for your collection,

Your Webmaster.

(July 01, 2015)

Picture of the Month - July 2015

John Lennon, posing as the three monkeys, on the cover of Bravo, a German magazine for youngsters. That was almost 50 years ago. More……

(June 30, 2015)

Blog story about the three monkeys

Visitors to Japan sometimes mention the three monkeys in Nikko in their blog. And sometimes, but not very often, they do some good research before going online with their story. Like world traveler Viv, living in the USA. More…..

(June 24, 2015)

Three Monkeys Internet Safety

Here is a link to an Internet safety company very aptly using the three monkeys symbol:  https://www.3monkey.me/en

(June 18, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Boston, USA - July 9-12, 2015

We have already over 30 names on our list”, says Gail Strauss, one of the organizers. “I think we have planned a very interesting program including a dinner cruise on Friday and several tour options for Saturday.” 

Attention: the special hotelroom rate in Crowne Plaza Boston-Woburn is only valid for bookings until June 18, 2015.  More…..

(June 13, 2015)

More about FIFA and Sepp Blatter

The FIFA scandal has inspired a number of people to use the three-monkey symbol for expressing their opinion. More examples: Click here and here. Also see our earlier message of May 27, 2015 here below.

(June 12, 2015)

TVtropes

Tvtropes has a webpage with many links to information about the use of the Monkey Morality Pose in film, television and animation. More……

(June 06, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2015 in Holland

The date for this event is now confirmed for September 19 in Bussum in the Netherlands. As soon as the program is known, it will be published here in this Online Newsletter.

(June 01, 2015)

Picture of the Month - June 2015

A billboard of an optical store in Locarno in the South of Switzerland. More……

(May 31, 2015)

Fifa scandal of May 27, 2015

It was to be expected: Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the three monkeys pose. More……

(May 27, 2015)

No evil food

Japanese like to decorate food plates and it is not surprising that also the hear, see and speak no evil symbol is sometimes used for that purpose. More…..

(May 20, 2015)

More three-monkey news about India

Santanam Swaminathan is very much convinced that the three no evil monkeys originate from India. Read his story here…….

(May 13, 2015)

Another “Gandhi 3-monkey” figurine

Shailaja Parikh, a retired professor of political science in India, claims to have received a three-monkey figurine from Mahatma Gandhi personally. That was in 1944 when she still was a child. Read the story here…..

(May 06, 2015)

Picture of the Month – May 2015

Hear, see and bike no evil.  More….. For all other Pictures of the Month click here.

(April 30, 2015)

July 9-12, 2015 Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in Boston, USA

It is time to register for this meeting and to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Fee. More…..

(April 27, 2015)

Three Monkeys in other languages

It can be interesting to do a search for three monkey pictures in another language. For example in Hungarian language. More…..

(April 24, 2015)

Yvette Lercangee from Belgium  – update website

Also Yvette has updated her website with pictures of the new No Evil items she added to her collection. More…..

If you want to have a look at her entire collection, click here.

(April 17, 2015)

Three Monkey Collectibles

If you haven’t done already, have a look in our ThreeMonkeysStore for some very special no evil collectibles. All items are readily available and will be carefully packed and shipped to your address without delay. More…..

(April 11, 2015)

Yvelyne Auzou from France – website update

Yvelyne has informed us, that she has added several new no evil items to her website. If you want to view her latest additions, click here and here. Of you want to have a look at her entire collection, start from here. (SUIVANT means NEXT PAGE)

(April 05, 2015)

Three-Monkeys.Info - eight years old

On April 1, 2015, this website www.three-monkeys.info is eight years old. Over these years many three-monkey collectors and enthusiasts have contacted us with questions or information about the three monkeys. There are now approx. 700 entries in the Guestbook, which has become more like a Message Board with lots of interesting information. Many thanks to all of you for your help to keep this website interesting and up-to-date.

(April 01, 2015)

Picture of the Month – April 2015

Wise monkeys on a 75 years old postcard. More….. For all other Pictures of the Month. Click here.

(March 31, 2015)

Boyscouts hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

The Boy Scouts of America have a Three Monkeys Activity to be performed with three groups. It is their own version of hear, see and speak no evil, because they call it DOer, SPEAKer and SEEer. As teams learn, they may develop signs to improve their communications and teamwork. More….. Exactly the same game can also be found in the website of The Campingdudes

(March 26, 2015)

Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting 2015 in Boston USA

July 9-12, 2015 has now been reconfirmed and the event will take place in Hotel Crown Plaza Boston-Woburn, MA 01801. 

Here is all information about the program.  More…..

(March 22, 2015)

Interest in the three monkeys

Once in a while people get very interested in the three monkeys and do internet research, like this Polish blogger after visiting Nikko, Japan. Here is a Google translation in English. More…..

(March 19, 2015)

3-monkeys businesses

The three monkeys can be found in all kind of businesses or clubs. Like a 3-monkeys fitness studio in Toronto, Canada, a Three Monkeys Tree Service In Georgia, USA, a women’s carnival club in Cologne Germany and an internet safety company. The No Evil message is not always very clear, but can be found when browsing through the pages of that website.

(March 13, 2015)

Animated no evils

If you have ever wondered how animated illustrations (of no evils) are created, here is an online instruction sheet. Just scroll down the page.  More…..

(March 06, 2015)

Picture of the Month – March 2015

A very old illustration of Mahatma Gandhi with three children that hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil. More….. If you want to see all other Pictures of the Month. Click here.

(February 28, 2015)

No Evil Carnival

Also in this year the German carnival is using the no evil symbol. The subject is: Terrorism has nothing to do with religion. More…..

(February 24, 2015)

Guestbook

Some of the entries in our Guestbook are good for a laugh!  Like this picture of a “smart monkey”.  More …..

(February 19, 2015)

No Evil Tattoo

Tattoos are definitely not our world and that includes three monkey tattoos. Here is a no evil tattoo that at least offers an advantage. If you don’t like it anymore, you can let your hair grow. If it still will grow of course. More…..

(February 12, 2015)

German football player Marco Reus and the three monkeys.

During the past year Marco got a lot of publicity, because he was showing hear, see and speak no evil gestures during football games. Now Marco has introduced a fashion line with the three-monkey symbol. The sales profits are said to be used for charitable purposes. More..... (Information in German only, but you can still look at the pictures)

(February 05, 2015)

Picture of the Month – February 2015

A black & white photo of US Comedian Buster Keaton acting like the three wise monkeys. More….. If you want to see all other Pictures of the Month. Click here.

(January 30, 2015)

The US 3-Monkey Collectors Meeting in the Boston area.

July 9-12, 2015 has now been confirmed for the next gathering. Also view the message in our Guestbook. More…..

(January 24, 2015)

Three Monkeys in other languages

It can be interesting to do a Google search for three monkey pictures in another language. For example in Spanish.

(January 18, 2015)

Three Monkey Collectors Meetings 2015

Not much new information is available yet. The European meeting is planned for on a Saturday in September 2015 in the area of Bussum in the Netherlands. The meeting of US collectors probably will have a change in location. The organizers are now looking at the Boston MA area rather than Orlando FL as originally foreseen. The date has not yet been fixed, but will most probably be July 9-12, 2015. More news to follow in this website as soon as it becomes available.

(January 12, 2015)

3 monkeys in a very old catalog

Two listings of various sizes of wise monkey figurines in a 1933 Wholesale Catalog from Chicago, USA. Have a look at the $ prices per gross (which still is 144 pieces). More……

(January 05, 2015)

Picture of the Month – January 2015

Three Wise Monkeys popping out of a briefcase. A very interesting statue in Halle an der Saale in Germany. More…….

(December 31, 2014)

An interesting sculpture of hear see and speak no evil

Heidi Gerber of Switzerland has created an interesting group of No Evil statues. More………

(December 27, 2014)

Season’s Greetings

Have a look in our Guestbook for Season’s Greetings from fellow collectors. More..…

(December 24, 2014)

Three Monkey Coins from Tanzania

Did you know that Tanzania has issued two rectangular coins in silver and gold, depicting the three wise monkeys? More…..

(December 20, 2014)

Board game with the three wise monkeys

Two years ago we reported about a board game with hear, see and speak no evil. The game is represented in YouTube in the following languages Dutch, French and Finnish. Maybe a welcome X-Mas gift for a three-monkey collector?

(December 15, 2014)

Three monkeys in Amazon

Just in time for the season, we managed to prepare a catalog with a wide selection of no evil monkey items available in Amazon UK and Amazon Germany. We hope this list of items is useful to you.

(December 07, 2014)

Three Wise Monkeys in Bonanza – the TV series of about 50 years ago.

A very funny combination of the song "Wise Monkeys" by Phil Carmen with clips from "Ponderosa Matador" about a bull seeing red - created by RikazPonderosy and published in YouTube. More…..

(December 03, 2014)

Picture of the Month – December 2014

On Thanksgiving 2014 three no evil turkeys painted by Susan Brack as Picture of the Month. More…. If you are interested to see also previous Pictures of the Month, click here.

(November 27, 2014)

New three-monkey figurines

Spotted in Amazon Germany are two new 3-monkey sets; quite different from “the usual”. See pictures with link in the Guestbook (entry #684). More……

(November 23, 2014)

Gozen Beikes’ interview on YouTube

Gozen lives in the Northern part of the Netherlands. He is an avid collector of hear see and speak no evil. The interview on YouTube about his collection is in the local language and is of little use for English speaking people. But maybe you still want to have a look at some of his collectibles. More.....

(November 19, 2014)

Three Monkey statues in Schiedam Holland

A traffic circle (roundabout) in Schiedam in Holland is now decorated with three hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil monkey statues. Visit our Guestbook for photos and link to a video about the festivities (entry # 683). More……

(November 12, 2014)

Our Guestbook

Three wise monkeys made of leather are now offered for sale in our Guestbook (# 678). If you are interested in this set or in any of the other for sale items you see there, just let us know and we will put you in contact with the seller. More…..

(November 5, 2014)

Picture of the Month – November 2014      

As in most years, we managed to find a nice No Evil picture for Halloween. More…. If you are interested to see also previous Pictures of the Month, click here.

(October 28, 2014)

Referee’s toss coin with three monkeys

The list of items showing the three monkeys seems endless. Frodov, a metal detector enthusiast from Lexington, KY, USA found a referee’s toss coin (“head or tails”) with the three no evil monkeys. Never heard about such item before. For pictures and story, click here. Scroll down a little on that page and you’ll see the photos.

(October 20, 2014)

Three Monkey Bar Sets

Most no-evil collectors probably own a wooden bar set, consisting of a corkscrew, bottle opener and bottle stopper. Did you know that this item exists in several languages and designs? More….

(October 14, 2014)

Three-Monkey Collectors Day 2014 in Belgium

The 30 participants had a pleasant day and all went well as planned. The next meeting will be organized by Dolf van Kuler in Bussum, the Netherlands. The date has not yet been set, but it will be on a Saturday in September 2015. Photos……

(October 07, 2014)

Picture of the Month – October 2014      

Three Monkeys as mascot of an order we did not know yet. The order of Quetzalcoatl. More….

(September 30, 2014)

Three-Monkey Collectors Day 2014 in Belgium - September 27, 2014

This coming Saturday three-monkey collectors will meet in Poperinge Belgium. We wish all participants a pleasant and interesting meeting.

(September 25, 2014)

3-monkey items in the Guestbook

Several unusual three-monkey items are offered for sale in our Guestbook. Let us know in case you are interested and we will put you in direct contact with the seller. More….

(September 19, 2014)

The 2014 No Evil Monkey Collector’s Meeting in Mankato, USA.

Here are a few photos of this event that was successfully organized by Connie and Tom Clark and Gregg Ottinger. More….

(September 12, 2014)

Pictures of the Month

For those of you who may have missed missed some Pictures of the Month during the vacation season, here is a link.

(September 06, 2014)

Mystery game See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

A new “three monkey” game is on the market. For details click here: http://www.whodunnitmysteries.com/evil.html

(September 01, 2014)

Summer Break

Wish you a nice summer with many new three-monkey items for your collection,

your webmaster. Our Guestbook and Online Store will remain available and open!

(June 23, 2014)

The 2014 No Evil Monkey Collector’s Gathering in USA on August 1 – 3, 2014.

In about one and a half month this event will take place in Mankato, MN, so if you have not registered yet, you better do it now! Here are all the details. More…..

(June 13, 2014)

Frequent Questions and Answers

A few website visitors pointed out that we should specially mention the FQ&A page, because, to their opinion, that page is not easily found. No sooner said than done. More…..

(June 07, 2014)

Picture of the Month – June 2014       

Hear, see and speak no evil frogs in Florida. More.....

(May 30, 2014)

Origin and meaning of the three monkeys

Very often we receive messages with questions about the origin and meaning of the three monkeys. If you haven’t done so already, please visit this page of our website that will give you all information. More…..

(May 25, 2014)

Website with 3-monkey collection

Our fellow collector Yvelyne in France has recently updated her very nice website about her three-monkey collection. More…..

(May 20, 2014)

A crowd funded movie: deaf – blind - mute

Three German friends embark on an extraordinary journey in Europe. For three weeks, they refrain alternately from seeing, hearing and speaking. Through crowd funding they successfully raised approx. US$14.000 for making a movie about their experiences. More…… (all in German , but you can still watch the videos)

(May 11, 2014)

Three Monkey Collectors will meet August 1-3, 2014 in Minnesota, USA

Just a reminder, that the 2014 No Evil Monkey Collector’s Gathering will be held in Mankato, Minnesota, USA on August 1 - 3, 2014.  Mankato is reportedly a short drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota International Airport. More…..

(May 04, 2014)

Picture of the Month – May 2014      

Even the State Bank of India is using the three monkeys in its advertising. More.....

(April 30, 2014)

Swiss Army Knife with the three monkeys

One of the pocket knives of famous Swiss manufacturer Victorinox shows the three wise monkeys. A nice-to-have item! Some time ago we contacted the factory store and received the information that this particular knife was produced for the Chinese market exclusively and that there was no way that it could be ordered directly. That just left us with astonishment about this, to our opinion, outdated marketing strategy. We now notice that an EBay dealer in Taiwan is offering this knife to worldwide customers. If you are interested, just click here. This information is informative only; we don’t know the dealer and cannot accept any responsibility of course.

(April 24, 2014)

An interesting silver spoon with the 3 monkeys

A small historical treasure can be found in the Silver Spoon Museum www.spoonplanet.com. There we also learnt about Three Monkeys Five Cents Cigars produced by Punta Gorda Cigar Manufacturing Co. Florida, founded in 1905. More…..

(April 18, 2014)

Three Monkeys wine

Since a number of years, the Swedish state monopoly company Systembolaget  sells a three monkeys wine brand Tre Apor. On their website www.realworldwines.com/ this wine is now also offered to other countries under the label Thr3 Monkeys (scroll down the page). More information you will find here (go to pages 3 and 4).

They even created a short video clip.

We have a three monkeys wine page within our website.  More…..

(April 12, 2014)

Three Monkey Collectors will meet this year in Minnesota, USA

The 2014 No Evil Monkey Collector’s Gathering will be held in Mankato, Minnesota, USA on August 1 - 3, 2014.  Mankato is a short drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota International Airport. According to organizer Gregg Ottinger already a dozen people have indicated that they will attend. More…..

(April 09, 2014)

Our Guestbook

Don’t forget to visit our Guestbook once in a while. Otherwise you may be missing some important information.  More……

(April 06, 2014)

Picture of the Month – April 2014     

The Picture for this Month was taken after a mud bath in Volcan de Lodo, Totumo, Colombia.  More…..

(March 31, 2014)

Three-Monkeys.Info  -  seven years old

On April 1, 2014 this website www.three-monkeys.info celebrates its seventh anniversary. We would like to use this opportunity to thank the many three monkey collectors and other website visitors for their support with information and suggestions that have greatly helped to keep this website interesting and up-to-date.

If it is true that the average lifespan of a website is less than a year, we think that so far, we have done pretty well.

(March 26, 2014)

The three monkeys and racism

A recent question in our Guestbook about three monkeys and racism reminded of a costly 4 years legal battle in the United Kingdom about this subject. More…..

(March 22, 2014)

Carnival and the three monkeys

Also this year the 3 wise monkeys have inspired some of the carnival groups in Germany. The 2014 photos are at the bottom of the page. More…..

(March 17, 2014)

Three Monkey Exhibition in the Netherlands

In the Dutch version of this website we announce today a three monkey exhibition by one of our collector friends in Holland. Should you ever be involved in similar 3-monkey activities, we invite you to drop us a line and we will be pleased to include the information in our newsletter.

(March 11, 2014)

Thethreemonkeys.com -  the US website about the 3 monkeys   

Exactly ten years ago, on March 05, 2004, Bruce Kittess from Carson City, NV, USA first published his website www.thethreemonkeys.com  Congratulations Bruce with this 10 years jubilee and thank you for all what you have done for the 3-monkey-collecting-community. Also many thanks for your friendship, help and advice over all these years to the benefit of our website: www.three-monkeys.info/

(March 05, 2014)

Picture of the Month – March 2014     

This time the Picture of the Month was taken in Kissimmee, Florida, USA. More…..

(February  28, 2014)

Japanese scrolls and the three monkeys

Believers of the Koshin faith in Japan used to pray in front of scrolls during Koshin nights. These scrolls show Shoumen Kongou and very often also the three monkeys. In our website are photos of a variety of different Koshin scrolls, many are several centuries old. Album 1 and Album 2

(February  22, 2014)

Website with No Evil collection

Joellen Decker has published all photos of her No Evil collection of over 1100 items in a very colorful internet album. All items are alphabetically listed in groups, so that new additions can easily be inserted. Here is the complete album and here the various sets. Very well done.

(February 16, 2014)

Three-Monkey Collectors Day 2014 in Belgium - September 27, 2014

The program of the Collectors Day 2014 in Poperinge Belgium is now known. Read the message from the organizers Sofie and Eric. More.....

(February 11, 2014)

No Evil Art with a blink

One of the website visitors asked about a picture of Mona Lisa doing hear, see and speak no evil. It can be found at the bottom of the next page, together with other funny no evils. More…..

(February 06, 2014)

Picture of the Month – February 2014      

Hear, see and speak no evil during winter in Japan. More….. If you would like to view all previous Pictures of the Month, just click here.

(January 31, 2014)

The three monkeys in a diorama

The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, USA owns a fascinating miniature diorama with many monkeys, including the three no evil ones. Take your time to follow the link to the museum and enjoy the enlarged pictures of the photo album. The diorama has a very interesting history and contains most amazing details. More……

(January 25, 2014)

Appraisals/valuations

New appraisals/valuations that may be of interest to you. Latest additions are at the bottom of the page. More…..

(January 20, 2014)

The three monkeys in Japan

In this website are many pages that are not so often visited. For example a photo album with many Koshin steles with the 3 monkeys. Years ago these religious artifacts could be found in many places all over Japan. Makes one think about how much the Koshin faith was influencing daily life. Although most Japanese still are aware of the three monkeys, the younger generations usually have no idea about their origin. More….

(January 15, 2014)

Three Monkeys Tattoos

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about three-monkey tattoos. While tattooing is not exactly on the top of our wish-list, we are amazed about the variety of “no evil” tattoos available.

Here are a few search results: Google  Bing

(January 07, 2014)

 

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