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3 Monkeys Origin & Meaning

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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

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3 Monkey Collectibles from Japan

Appraisals/Valuations of No Evils

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Three Monkey Collectors Gallery

3-Monkey collections on the Internet

No Evils Collector Meetings

Overview of all past meetings

Collectors meeting 2018 in Holland

Collectors meeting 2018 in USA

Collectors meeting 2017 in Holland

Collectors meeting 2017 in USA

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3-Monkey collections for sale


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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 2019

A statue with Albert Schweitzer acting like the three wise monkeys. More…..

(December 31, 2018)

3D printing of three wise monkeys

If you are looking for some 3D printable wise monkeys, here are some ideas. More…..

(December 23, 2018)

December 14 is National Monkey Day

Well embedded between Ice Cream Day (Dec. 13) and Cupcake Day (Dec.15), today is National Monkey Day in the USA. More…..

(December 14, 2018)

No Evil X-Mas Tree Ornaments

During the past years a number of No Evil Ornaments for X-Mas trees have come onto the market. Here is a selection. More…..

(December 12, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2019 in Europe

Good news. Next years’ Collectors Meeting will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Goirle in the Netherlands.

More…….. (text in Dutch only)

(December 06, 2018)

Picture of the Month - December 2018

When searching for three-monkey statues, it may be worthwhile to also visit furniture stores. This is what we found in a shop in France. More…..

(December 01, 2018)

Three Monkeys Stretch Band

Here is another new and unusual three-monkey item that you may have never seen before. More…..

(November 25, 2018)

3 Wise Monkeys Car Air Freshener

When you think that by now you have seen all no evils, here is something new for you. More…..

(November 21, 2018)

No evil Buddhas

If you like no evil Buddhas you may wish to visit this online shop in the Netherlands: More…..

(November 14, 2018)

Artist’s impression

It often is amazing how artists can create their own version of the hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil symbol. More…..

(November 07, 2018)

Picture of the Month - November 2018

The Picture of the Month for November was taken during a car drive through Southern Germany. More….. If you would like to see more vehicles with the No Evils, click here.

(October 31, 2018)

The three-monkey symbol

We are always a bit amused when the three-monkey symbol, that has its roots in a Japanese Folk Belief, is used in ceremonies of Christian Religions. More…...

(October 24, 2018)

Pope Francis and hear see and speak no evil

It was probably overdue, a cartoon of the pope posing like the three wise monkeys. More…..

(October 17, 2018)

40 years of collecting the three wise monkeys

Forty years ago, on October 11, 1978 your webmaster bought his first three wise monkey set in an Emporium Retail Store in Hong Kong. Since that time, the collection has grown to over 3600 No Evil sets. Statistically seen, over all these years, the collection grew with an average of almost 8 sets per month. And still, this considerable total quantity represents only a fraction of all No Evil sets available in this world. Here are some panorama photos of part of the collection, taken about 5 years ago. Panorama 1 and Panorama 2

(October 11, 2018)

The theft of a three-monkey set on camera

A security camera has captured the theft of three-monkey figurines in the Esso gas station in Ospring, N.W. of Toronto, Canada.  More…..

(October 06, 2018)

Picture of the Month - October 2018

The theme of the Picture of the Month for October is once more Halloween. More…..

(September 30, 2018)

Message from the Dutch National Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)

“The fact that websites such as "digital heritage" are worth preserving is internationally recognized in the 2003 UNESCO Digital Heritage Charter. It notes that the digital heritage can be lost and urgently must be retained for use by current and future generations of scientists.

As a national library, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek is legally responsible for the collection, description and storage of publications published in the Netherlands, whether electronic or not. The KB sees it as its task to keep websites sustainable and accessible to future generations and to protect them from losses due to technological aging.

For this reason, the KB archives websites that present a representative image of Dutch culture, history and society on the Internet as a collection.

Your website will be permanently archived and stored for this purpose. Archiving will take place for the first time from 21st September 2018. Thereafter, successive versions are recorded regularly.“

(September 25, 2018)

No Evil Cakes

It is amazing to see how many people have been inspired by the three monkeys to create No Evil Cakes. More…..

(September 20, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2019 in USA

News from the organizers: We will reschedule the conference for this February, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. If you have a preferred weekend in February, please let us know! 

(September 16, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2018 in USA

The Savannah, Georgia No Evil Monkey Collector Conference scheduled for this coming weekend has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. More news to follow.

(September 11, 2018)

Pictures of the Month – August and September 2018

We hope you had a good summer. Here are the Pictures of the Month for August and September 2018:    Picture August.    Picture September.

(September 01, 2018)

Michio Iida passed away

We received the very sad news that our dear friend and fellow three-monkey collector Michio Iida passed away on July 22, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. Michio has written several books related to the 3 monkeys:

- The Koshin faith

- Himachi, Tsukimachi and Koshinmachi (sun, moon and the Koshin wake)

- Deities such as Shomen Kongo and Sarutahiko

- The three monkeys

All of his books were written in traditional Japanese language and are scientific studies, usually only of interest for further academic studies.  More…..

(July 29, 2018)

Summer Break 2018

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

Your Webmaster.

(July 10, 2018)

Picture of the Month - July 2018

A statue of three cute no evil kids, spotted in the Beeldentuin in Garderen in the Netherlands. More…..

(June 30, 2018)

Ribbon Cutting today of

an exhibition showing photos of the No Evil Project in a Senior Centre in Worcester, USA. More…..

(June 26, 2018)

The Three Monkeys Panel in Nikko, Japan

During April 2017 we have reported about the restoration of the famous three-monkey sculpture in Nikko Japan. We have now created a picture story about this project showing the various steps during the restoration process. More…..

(June 25, 2018)

Large three monkey statues on auction in Germany (2)

In our message of June 12, 2018 we informed about an auction for three large bronze monkeys. These monkeys can still be purchased on the internet at the regular price of EURO 1790.00 (approx. US$ 2080.00). Just so that you know. More…..

(June 18, 2018)

Large three monkey statues on auction in Germany

Sometimes interesting items can be found in online auction catalogs. Like this large set of bronze monkeys to be auctioned soon. Starting price approx. US$ 120. More…..

(June 12, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day in Holland

Here are some photos of this event that took place on June 2, 2018, as well as a report (only available in Dutch). More…..

(June 06, 2018)

Picture of the Month - June 2018

Three wise monkeys keeping an eye on the traffic on Kharghar Monkey Point in Mumbai, India. More…..

(June 01, 2018)

Three Monkeys in Chicago?

A newspaper article mentions several apartment buildings in Chicago with large three monkey decorations. Here an example. If you want to read the article, scroll further down on this page.

(May 25, 2018)

Interesting Japanese three-monkey items

Zena Kruzick informed us, that she is offering two interesting three-monkey items from Japan in her Tribal Art Store in San Francisco. More…..

(May 18, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2018 in USA

The program and much more information about this event has become available now. It takes place on September 13 – 16, 2018 in Savannah, GA, USA.

(May 15, 2018)

Three Monkey photos from Japan

Fellow collector Frank Lyness from the UK recently visited Japan and has sent us some nice three monkey photos. More…..

(May 13, 2018)

Interesting no evil sculpture

Three faces with hear no evil see no evil and speak no evil combined in one sculpture. More…..

(May 07, 2018)

Picture of the Month - May 2018

Even in remote places the three wise monkeys can be found. Like in Northern Cyprus. More…..

(May 01, 2018)

Colorful no evil pictures

If you are looking for colorful no evil pictures, you may wish to try this link.


(April 25, 2018)

Three Monkeys in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany

If you're not married at the age of 30, you'll have to perform all sorts of fun tasks on the marketplace of this little town in former East-Germany and that under the public eye. What the three monkeys have to do with this is not quite clear. More…..

(April 20, 2018)

A rare opportunity

A boxed Royal Doulton figure of 'Three Wise Monkeys' BA64 with certificate on auction in the UK. More…..

(April 13, 2018)

Three-monkey illustrations

Pratigya Beniwal, a designer from Mumbai, India has made a number of three-monkey illustrations, or as they are called in India: Gandhis-Three-Monkeys.


(April 13, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2018 in USA

Here is all information we have available at this moment. More…..

(April 06, 2018)

Picture of the Month - April 2018

A modern 4th monkey with a smartphone. Don’t hear, don’t see, don’t speak.


(April 01, 2018)

11 Years  website

Tomorrow, March 31, 2018 our website will be 11 years old. Many thanks to all of our website visitors and especially those who have sent us interesting contributions and other informations.

(March 30, 2018)

Three Monkeys Statue from France

In our Guestbook is an interesting entry from France about a newly created three-monkey statue. More…..

(March 25, 2018)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2018 in USA

The new date is now set for September 13 – 16, 2018 in Savannah, GA, USA. If you want to participate, it is advised to inform the organizers now. More…..

(March 20, 2018)

Protest demonstration

The no evil monkeys are a popular subject for protest-demonstrations. Like this recent union demonstration in Frankfurt Germany. More…..

(March 15, 2018)

A bar in Basel Switzerland

Barfly, a bar in Basel Switzerland is using a funny no evil logo. It needs a little bit of time to grasp the full meaning. More….

(March 09, 2018)

Picture of the Month – March 2018

Three wise monkey cookies from Japan (real cookies, not the ones from the internet).. More…..

(March 01, 2018)

No Evil Cats

A few days ago we featured pictures of no evil dogs, just because of the Chinese Year of the Dog, We think that it is only fair to also show photos of no evil cats. More…..

(February 23, 2018)

Chinese Calendar - Year of the Dog

Today, February 16, 2018 is the start of the Year of the Dog. Maybe a good reason to visit our page with three no evil dogs. More…..

(February 16, 2018)

No Evil in Prison

In JAM News, a media platform from the Caucasus region:  Letters from prison. A life-sentence convict writes letters to those ‘on the other side’ illustrated with a dramatic no evil monkeys drawing.    If you want to read the article…..

(February 12, 2018)

The three Monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi

A recent newspaper article in the Times of India confirms that also in India there still is much confusion about the whereabouts of the three-monkey figurine that Mahatma Gandhi has possessed. (Please note that “teen bandar” means three monkeys in the local language).  Two “official” photos showing Gandhi’s last possessions, well-known to many 3-monkey collectors, can be found on the website of the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. But there is no mention as to where these items are located. Photo 1 and Photo 2.

(February 06, 2018)

Picture of the Month – February 2018

An unusual representation of the No Evil Monkeys, discovered in a superstore in Germany. More…..

(January 31, 2018)

From Refuse to Reuse

One person’s trash is another’s artwork. In “From Refuse to Reuse,” a newly opened exhibit at Las Vegas City Hall’s Grand Gallery, artist Jud Turner shows “The Candidates”, three wise monkeys made from (among other things) motorcycle parts and old tools. More…...

(January 25, 2018)

Three Monkey Golf Balls

Seen in Japan, a set of three-monkey golf balls complete with tees. More…..

(January 22, 2018)

No Evil Tattoos

We probably have mentioned that already before, but tattoos do not exactly fit in our lifestyle. Not even world’s “best” no evil tattoos. More…..

(January 14, 2018)

Hotbed Hotel

Hotbed Hotel is a full-length comedy by Michael Parker, which centers around a young couple trying to sell a one-star hotel, and everything that goes wrong. Here a photo of a No Evil scene. More……

(January 08, 2018)

Picture of the Month – January 2018

Hear, See and Speak no Evil in Star Wars. More…..

(December 31, 2017)

Three wise skulls

A leg amputated female athlete from Germany, who, as a heart wish, wants to have three hear, see and speak no evil skulls to be engraved on her leg prosthesis. An unusual story, unfortunately only available in German language. More…..

(December 24, 2017)

2018 Three Monkeys Collectors Meeting in the Netherlands

The date has now been set on Saturday June 2, 2018 in the city of Oss in the Netherlands. More news will follow later.

(December 18, 2017)

See Hear Cry

German artist Uwe Müller-Fabian presently shows several of his paintings in Museum Oranienburg Germany. The title of the exhibition is: Sehen, Hören, Schreien (See, Hear, Cry). More…..

(December 11, 2017)

Can You Help?

We frequently receive messages from people that are looking for a specific 3-monkey or no evil item. We have now published a request for a three-monkey lamp in our Guestbook and hope that one of our readers can help. More…..

(December 04, 2017)

Picture of the Month - December 2017

Quite a surprise to find a huge No Evil photo on the third floor of the Airport hotel van der Valk in Dusseldorf Germany. More…..

(November 30, 2017)

Four wise monkeys

A German politician shows a 4-monkey group that he has carved himself. The text is in German but not very relevant to the photo. More…..

(November 20, 2017)

Start of the carnival season

November 11 at 11.11 am is the start of the carnival season in Germany and Switzerland. A good reason to see how carnival enthusiasts make use of the three-monkey symbol. The latest additions are at the bottom of this page.

(November 11, 2017)

Picture of the Month - November 2017

A happy and colorful photo from Morocco. More…..

(October 31, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2018 in USA

The 2018 USA No Evil Monkey Collectors Conference will take place during October 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. More news to follow.

(October 23, 2017)

Three Monkeys Collectors Day 2017 in Nijland the Netherlands

Because of last-minute cancellations for health reasons, the attendance of the 2017 three-monkey meeting in Friesland, the Netherlands was slightly below expectations. 32 participants enjoyed a very pleasant and well organized day. Many thanks to the organizing committee.  More…..

(October 16, 2017)

Research about the origin of the three monkeys

Fellow collector Alexey from Russia has discovered interesting information about the three monkeys during the 13th century in Japan.  Please view his message in our Guestbook. More…..

(October 08, 2017)

Unique and unusual No Evils

Several special items have been added. The latest additions are at the bottom of the page, as usual. More…..

(October 07, 2017)

Picture of the Month - October 2017

The Pinot Evil bottle (Pee no evil! Haha!) mixes very well with other wine bottles in a US grocery store. More…..

(October 01, 2017)

No Evil Big Ladies

Gertruud Hartog from the Netherlands wrote in our Guestbook about her No Evil “Big Ladies”. A good reason to feature her very nice creations in an artist’s page in our website. More.....

(September 15, 2017)

Picture of the Month – August and September 2017

Here are the Pictures of the Month for August with a painting of 3 no evil otters and for September with the three monkeys in Nikko Japan after their complete restoration during this spring.    Picture August.    Picture September.

(August 31, 2017)

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)

Three Monkeys Collectors Conference 2017 in Kansas City, USA

Here is the report from organizer Gregg Ottinger with photos. More…..

(July 09 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 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  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 (, 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)


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