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3 Monkeys Origin & Meaning

Frequent Questions & Answers

The Koshin belief in Japan

Koshin-to (stone monuments-steles)

Koshin Scrolls (religious paper rolls)

Ema and the Three Monkeys

The 3  Monkeys in Nikko, Japan

Other interesting Information


Collecting the 3 Monkeys

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Unique & unusual No Evil items

No Evils sorted by Item Group

No Evils sorted by Country

3 Monkey Collectibles from Japan

Appraisals/Valuations of No Evils

Information about Valuations

Three Monkey Collectors Gallery

3-Monkey collections on the Internet

No Evils Collector Meetings

Overview of all past meetings

3 Monkeys Bookstore

3-Monkey collections for sale


About this Website

Introduction to this Website

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No Evil Pictures of the Month

Information about Free Valuations

How to get an own Collectors Portrait

No Evil Collectibles Store

Japanese Folk Art Store

Single Three-Monkey items(orphans)

Links Exchange Program




Three Monkeys Artwork

Paintings/Artwork with No Evils

No Evil in Poetry & Lyrics

Three Monkeys in Movies and TV

Three Monkey Animations (Gifs)

Video Clips with No Evils

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 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:

(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 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 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 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) -  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  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:

(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)


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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