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The Koshin belief in Japan

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Ema and the Three Monkeys

The 3  Monkeys in Nikko, Japan

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Three Monkeys Artwork

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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 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: 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 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, 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)


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)


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:

(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 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 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)


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)


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