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Ema and the Three Monkeys

The 3  Monkeys in Nikko, Japan

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No Evil in Poetry & Lyrics

Three Monkeys in Movies and TV

Three Monkey Animations (Gifs)

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Hear See Speak No Evil Cartoons

Hear See Speak No Evil Graffiti

Hear See Speak No Evil Clipart

(No) Evil Tattoos


Three Monkeys Worldwide

”Three Monkey” Businesses

3.Monkey Statues Worldwide

3 Monkey Statues in Japan

Perishable No Evils

Hear See Speak No Evil Demos

Hear See Speak No Evil Carnival

Hear See Speak No Evil Snow & Ice

Hear See Speak No Evil Sand

Hear See Speak No Evil Flowers

Edible Hear See Speak No Evils

Hear See Speak No Evil Cakes

Hear See Speak No Evil Cookies

Handicrafts with 3 Monkeys

The 3 Monkeys in San Francisco

3-Monkey Fountain in Switzerland

3 Monkeys on Cars, Bikes & Trains

3 Monkeys on Minicars & Trucks

Electronic Cards with No Evil


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Picture of the Month – January 2014

Let’s start the new year with a good laugh. See our Picture of the Month. More…

(December 31, 2013)

Madonna and the Three Monkeys – a new trend?

We came across two almost identical “art objects” of a Madonna with the three monkeys. Is this a coincidence or maybe a new trend?

(December 26, 2013)

Season’s Greetings

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

(December 24, 2013)

Three Monkey Collectors Meeting 2014 Europe

Just for the record. The next European Collectors Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Poperinge, Belgium. Organizers: Sofie & Eric D’Hondt-van Geel. More news is not available yet.

(December 20, 2013)

Three Monkey Collectors Meeting 2014 in USA

Tom and Connie Clark will host the 2014 No Evil Monkey Collectors Gathering in Mankato, Minnesota, about 60 miles south of Minneapolis, and close to their home in Cleveland, Minnesota. No date has been set yet, but they are looking at the last two weeks of July and the first 10 days of August 2014.

(December 16, 2013)

Websites with hear-see-speak no evil pictures

More and more webpages are being created with photo albums with “no evils” pictures. Many are partly using the same pictures, but at least it all helps to increase the popularity of the three-monkey symbol.

Here are a few links just in Pinterest (probably everyone of them thinks to be unique):

There certainly are many more!

(December 12, 2013)

Picture of the Month – December 2013

The Swiss Banking Secret, a typical subject for hear, see and speak no evil, is now being nibbled at. More…..

(November 30, 2013)

Three Monkey Collectors Worldwide

More than 50 three-monkey collectors worldwide have their own webpage within this website. Click on the photos or names to read their full stories. More…..

(November 26, 2013)

No Evil Pictures

Our collector friend Alexey from Russia has an instagram photo album with thousands of hear, see and speak no evil pictures. Have a look, but only if you have enough time for it. More….

(November 19, 2013)

World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2013) and the three monkeys

Earlier this year we have been reporting about the World Hepatitis Day during which hear, see and speak no evil played an important role. Here is the final report with many photos. More…..

(November 12, 2013)

No Evil Belt Buckles

Quite a number of pictures of belt buckles with the “No Evil” symbol were added to this website. More….. If you want to see more “No Evils” click here.

(November 07, 2013)

Picture of the Month - November 2013      

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

(October 31, 2013)

The three monkeys in one

Very interesting Japanese scroll of more than 200 years old with one monkey “that does it all”! Hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. The artists name is Maruyama Ôkyo who lived from 1733 to1795. More…..

(October 20, 2013)

New Unique No Evils

Several very special no evil monkeys have been added to our page with “Uniques & Unusuals”. The latest additions are at the bottom of that page, as usual. More…...

(October 14, 2013)

Gwen Pina  from Colorado, USA

Gwen has created quite a number of interesting No Evil figurines. She recently wrote a message in our Guestbook with links to her websites. (#594)  More …..

(October 07, 2013)

Picture of the Month - October 2013      

A photo related to the movie: Picture Me. More……

(September 30, 2013)

Three Monkey Collectors Meeting 2014 Europe

We received a message that the next European Collectors Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Poperinge, Belgium. Organizers: Sofie & Eric D’Hondt-van Geel. More news to follow.

(September 23, 2013)

Message for all and customers

Our recent Newsletter-email was blocked by your e-mail provider for “spam reasons” and was not delivered to you. This has happened to all ATT and BELLSOUTH users that are on our mailing list. If you have an alternative email address, please let us know. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this really is beyond our control.

(September 19, 2013)


Info-Email September 18, 2013


The three monkeys origami

For those who are interested in the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), there are four instruction videos on YouTube that show how to create the three wise monkeys.

(September 18, 2013)

Three monkeys and a cow's head

This combination we have never seen before. It concerns a demonstration by the animal rights organization PETA in Germany. More.....

(September 12, 2013)

Three Monkey watch

A beautiful watch with the three monkeys, of which only one single piece has been produced, will be auctioned on September 28, 2013 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Don’t forget to bring your credit card along!!!  More…..

(September 06, 2013)

Picture of the Month - September 2013      

Anne Schwing from Germany has created a very interesting “all-in-one” monkey statue, that represents hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. More…..

(August 31, 2013)

Guestbook and Summer Break

Although this website is enjoying a summer break, the guestbook with all messages and notices of website visitors is still open. More .....

(August 01, 2013)

Summer Break

Summer break till early September 2013.

Wishing you a nice time and many new three-monkey items for your collection, your webmaster.

(August 01, 2013)

Picture of the Month - August 2013      

The three monkeys on a well deserved vacation trip. More…..

(July 31, 2013)

World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2013) and the three monkeys

We received an info from the World Hepatitis Alliance that they have issued a videoclip in which the three wise monkeys play a role.

(July 28, 2013)

Three-Monkey crown corks (bottle caps)

Over the past 40 years or so, we have seen many different  “no evil items”. But so far, never made from crown caps. More…..

(July 25, 2013)

Three Monkey collection in Spain

We were recently informed that fellow 3-monkey collector Ana Margarita Fernández from Spain had succesfully participated in a Collectors Show in Northern Spain. Here is a press information about her collection and here a short slideshow.

(July 19, 2013)

Political issues

In this website we usually try to stay away from current political issues that make use of the hear no, see no and speak no evil symbol. But sometimes the pictures are just too funny to ignore. More …..

(July 14, 2013)


Info-Email July 07, 2013


Three Monkeys bicycles

In January 2013 we reported about 3-monkeys bicycles. We now received a photo. More…..

(July 06, 2013)

Three-monkey collection on the internetThree-monkey collections on the internet

Fellow collector Joellen Decker from Yakima, WA, USA has recently uploaded pictures of her entire three-monkey collection to Flickr. Click here to visit her album. Did you know that there are approx. 30 internet sites with no-evil-monkey collections? More…..

(July 05, 2013)

Picture of the Month - July 2013      

The Picture of this Month is dedicated to World Hepatitis Day on July 28.

More….. If anyone of you is participating, we would very much enjoy seeing some photos.

(June 30, 2013)

Once more the three monkey figurine of Mahatma Gandhi

Some time ago we reported that the three monkeys of Gandhi had been auctioned in the UK for more than US$ 50.000.00.

Frequent visitors to this website are aware, that we are having great doubts about the authenticity of the “original Gandhi monkeys”. Here are two short video clips concerning the auction and it does not need an expert to notice that the monkey sets shown are very much different. (monkeys appear after 20 seconds) (monkeys appear after 14 seconds)

There are a number of museums and ashrams in India that all claim to possess the original 3-monkeys of Gandhi and all of these monkey sets look completely different.

(June 25, 2013)

July 28, 2013 World Hepatitis Day

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2013 is ‘See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil’, as represented by the three wise monkeys. This day takes place on 28th July every year and provides international focus for patient groups and people living with viral hepatitis. Celebrate World Hepatitis Day by helping to break a Guinness World Record! Anyone can take part with very few resources and they'd love to have you with them! 

Find out more about the campaign…..   and here the results In Facebook…..

(June 16, 2013)

Photos of the 3-monkey-collectors meeting 2013 in Albuquerque, NM, USA

A picture album is now online. More …..

(June 10, 2013)

Pictures of the website do not show

We received a number of alarming messages that the pictures of our website cannot be viewed. It turned out that a recent update of Internet Explorer 8, 9 and older versions is causing the problem. Other browsers like Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome and Firefox etc. are not affected. We can only hope that Microsoft will soon prepare a “patch” so that this problem will be solved. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but for the moment there is nothing we can do about it, other than the suggestion to update to IE 10.

(June 08, 2013)

More three-monkey collectors

It is always nice to hear from “new” collectors of the wise monkeys. This time we received a message from a 3-monkey-collecting couple in Australia. They sent us a link to their website with a nice photo gallery of their collection.  More….

(June 05, 2013)

Picture of the Month - June 2013      

An old postcard with the three monkeys, issued long time ago by a bar in Belgium. More…..

(May 31, 2013)

Mahatma Gandhi’s three-monkeys auctioned in the UK

News release on YouTube: May 17, 2013:  Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings and documents, including his prayer beads, drinking cup, a pair of sandals and ivory-carved 'Three Wise Monkeys', on auction in the UK on May 21, 2013.  Auction report: Mahatma Gandhi’s “Three Monkeys,” excited a lot of interest while bidding and delicately carved miniature figures in a white wood originally attached to a small wooden tray sold for more than double the high estimate at £36,000, (54,436.00 US$)

Our comments: this would have been a unique opportunity to purchase the „original“ three-monkey figurines of Gandhi. (One of the many original sets, ha!). This one was advertised as ivory-carved! On this webpage is a picture (scroll down).You may also be interested to read our comments about an earlier auction of Gandhi items.

(May 24, 2013)

“Orphans” page with incomplete hear-see-speak-no-evil sets 

A number of single No Evil items (so called “orphans”) have been reunited with their buddies and several other single pieces have been added. Click here to view the page with incomplete 3-monkey sets. Maybe you’ll find that one missing monkey that will make your set complete. You can also send us pictures of your own incomplete sets, which will be published for free.

(May 22, 2013)

Museum of “Things” in Berlin, Germany

This museum shows part of its large and rarely exhibited collection of design and everyday culture of the 20th century in an "Open Storage" presentation. It was a pleasant surprise to notice, that they also have shown a small collection of three no evil monkeys. More…..

(May 15, 2013)

“Five monkeys around the globe” statues in Bonn Germany.

We recently visited the 5 monkey statues of our Picture of the Month for February 2013. Here is a link to Google Street View showing the location and surrounding of this interesting piece of art. There is no information available about sculptor or item, but it looks like the monkeys represent the five continents.

If you are not familiar with Google street view, just click with the mouse somewhere in the picture and you will soon discover how it works. Link to Google Street View.  

(May 09, 2013)


Info-Email May 04, 2013


Collectors Meeting 2013 in Borgloon, Belgium

With 38 participants from 6 different countries, the recent 3-monkeys collectors meeting in Belgium was a great success. Here is a photo-album…..

, (May 03, 2013)

Three-Monkeys Collectors Conference 2013 in Albuquerque, USA (May 23-26)

This meeting is due in about 3 weeks from now. Should you need of any information about the program or other details, we advise you to email the organizers directly. Contact information can be found here….

, (May 02, 2013)

Picture of the Month - May 2013      

An interesting mural painting in Copenhagen, Denmark. More…..

All other Pictures of the Month, here…..

(April 20, (April 29, 2013)

Online Museum

Our website has received the quality mark “Online Museum”.  Online-Musea is a Dutch organization that selects and promotes collectors websites that meet their stringent criteria.

(April 20, 2013)

Teapots with hear-see-speak-no-evil

Even teapots exist with the 3-monkey symbol. Our updated teapot webpage shows 14 different models, including one with three wise frogs. More…..

(April 13, 2013)

The 3-Monkey Collectors Day on April 20, 2013 in Borgloon, Belgium

In only about 14 days, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Three-Monkey Collectors Day will take place in Borgloon, Belgium. Everything is well prepared. The organizers count with an attendance of about 40 participants. If you want to be there, you’ll have to hurry now, because time is getting tight. Click here to read more about this day, and here for the registration form. There are participants from 6 different countries. It would be nice to see you there too.

(April 06, 2013)

Monkey orchids

From Ine and Ben Beker in Holland we received photos of orchid flowers that look like monkey faces. Very special; to be seen in our Guestbook. Click on the picture there for a photo-album. A good opportunity to browse in the guestbook to see all other interesting information that can be found there. More.....

(April 05, 2013)

Three-Monkeys.Info - six years old

On April 1, 2013, this website is six years old. Over these years many three-monkey collectors and others from all over the world have contacted us. We also received many emails with questions about the three monkeys. There are now approx. 550 entries in the Guestbook, which is in fact more of a Message Board with a lot of interesting information.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank the many collectors and other website visitors for all information and suggestions that have greatly helped to keep this website interesting and up-to-date. Special thanks go to Yvelyne Auzou for the translations in French, to Winfried Hamacher for the fine-tuning of the German texts and to Bruce Kittess for his input and assistance with research projects.

(March 31, 2013)

Picture of the Month - April 2013      

The Picture of this Month represents the hear, see and speak no evil symbol related to energy saving. More…..

(March 30, 2013)

Three Monkeys on miniature cars and trucks

In continuation of our series of transportation vehicles decorated with the no evils, we now show miniature automobiles and trucks with the Three Monkeys. More…..

(March 25, 2013)

African masks

Our webpage African masks with the three no evil monkeys was recently updated with several new photos. Some of the masks obviously have been made for tourists, but a few of them give the impression, that the three monkeys indeed form part of the local culture. One of the unsolved mysteries about the three wise monkeys. More…..

(March 20, 2013)

Three Monkey invitation cards

Should you ever be in need of a three monkey invitation card that can be personalized, here it is. More…..

(March 17, 2013)

Three Monkey airlines

THREE MONKEY AIRLINES does exist, located in Southampton, NY 11968, USA. Not much information is available about this company nor do we have pictures. The only thing we can hope is that the See no Evil monkey is not one of their pilots.

(March 10, 2013)

Exceptional hear see and speak no evil netsuke.

Netsuke carver Kukan Oikawa from Japan has created a very unusual netsuke with hear, see and speak no evil. More……..

(March 05, 2013)

Picture of the Month - March 2013      

This time our Picture of the Month shows the cover of a very old 78T gramophone record with the title “Three Wise Monkeys”. An unbreakable kiddie record for US$ 0.29. More…..

(February 28, 2013)

Three Monkey Collectors Conference 2013 USA

This event will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and the dates have been set for May 23-26, 2013. More…..

(February 24, 2013)


Info-Email February 22, 2013


No evil dogs

The latest is a special no evil dogs painting service. From photos of your favorite pet, three paintings will be created in hear, see and speak no evil poses. More….

(February 22, 2013)

No evil monkeys in Mexico

If you ever have wondered whether no evil monkey figurines were available in Mexico, just have a look at photos that were recently taken in the souvenir shops of Costa Maya, Mexico. More…..

(February 16, 2013)

2013 Year of the Snake

According to the Chinese Calendar, is today, February 10, 2013, the start of the New Year and this year is the Year of the Snake. Not easy to make a connection to the three wise monkeys that keep ears, eyes and mouth closed. For the simple reason that snakes do not have arms or hands. However, we have a surprise for you. More…..

(February 10, 2013)

Three-Monkey Collector’s Meeting in Borgloon, Belgium (April 20, 2013)

Participants from 6 different countries have already registered for this 3-Monkey Collectors Day (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland). This is good news for the organizers, who have invested a lot of time and energy to make it an interesting day for everyone. In addition, the area of Borgloon offers a lot of touristy attractions. Click here for all information and here to register.

(February 06, 2013)

Picture of the Month - February 2013      

Five wise monkeys sitting around the world globe. More…..

(January 31, 2013)

No evil skateboards

This is the month of transportation vehicles with the three monkeys. Today we present a number of skateboards. More…..

(January 24, 2013)

No evil bicycles

Huffy, a well known supplier in the USA, had three different bicycles in their program, named Monkey bikes hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil. That is the good news. The bad news is that, other than the names, these bicycles seem to have nothing to do with the three no evil monkeys. More…..

(January 17, 2013)

Means of transportation with the 3 monkeys

In this website we already have a page with cars, motorbikes and trains, all decorated with the three monkeys. We also have a page about a 3-monkey balloon. During the next weeks we will introduce a few more transportation vehicles related to the three monkeys: an airline, skateboards, bicycles and even miniature cars.

(January 12, 2013)

Three Monkey train

We have received a photo of a japanese train decorated with the three monkeys. More…..  If you want to see the entire page, you can also click here.

(January 06, 2013)

New Years Wishes

We wish all visitors to this website a happy and healthy 2013 and we hope you will always keep an eye open for all what is happening in the world of the three wise monkeys. More….. (entry 525)

(January 01, 2013)

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