Japan Tochigi Prefecture Nikko
by Richard Ryer
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Richard Ryer, on September 6, 2008, said:
One of the three, world famous carvings at the Toshogu Shrine. The three monkeys, source of the world famous verse.
Miša M., on September 7, 2008, said:
I'm glad to see such a place, with no presence of evilness, exists anywhere on this World.
Richard Ryer, on September 7, 2008, said:
Greetings Misa, Thanks again for visiting and commenting. If only everyone could take a lesson from the monkeys and make evil a smaller priority. Very perceptive monks so many centuries ago. I saw this same panel 30 years earlier when it had just been restored and it was beautiful. Hopefully they will restore it soon again.
Greetings Billy and Mira, Thanks for visiting and your wonderful comments. I guess the original is always the best!! The detail in the carving is amazing, but it is time for a new paint job.
Greetings Mira and Billy, Thanks for visiting and commenting. You know what they say, there is no beating the original. You should have seen it 30 years ago when it had been freshly restored. It was and is a beautiful piece of carving.
©polytropos, on September 10, 2008, said:
Wise words of wise old people.
Well, nowadays a fourth monkey should be added "sms no evil" (or "mail no evil". I think in USA the SMS isn't that common as here in Europe).
Richard Ryer, on September 10, 2008, said:
Greetings Poly, I think you are spot on with this addition. I wonder how they can work a PC into this panel?
Lecleire Jacques, on September 12, 2008, said:
Super. See in my gallery "my visit to Japan in 1990 etc..." I was almost on the same places...
Richard Ryer, on September 12, 2008, said:
Greetings Jacques, Thanks for visiting. This is a universally famous picture isn't it. I can't locate yours by tag. Do you have a picture number?
Keno Kawabata, on September 14, 2008, said:
The famouse three monkeys at Toshogu shrine in Nikko. But did you see the curvings of a sleeping cat there? It's also famouse one.
Richard Ryer, on September 14, 2008, said:
Greetings Keno, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am glad you know all about these sights. I hope you will correct me if I get it wrong ;-)). We were near the cat when my camera died. I have pictures of it from 30 years ago, but we missed it this time. Next trip I will make my son and daughter take a picture. When the camera died we immediately caught a cab to the train station to head for Tokyo and resolve the camera issue.
slidersmom, on September 19, 2008, said:
rich this photo is very cute! kat
Richard Ryer, on September 20, 2008, said:
Greetings Kat, Thanks for visiting. Sorry I didn't get the cat picture for you. My camera died shortly after this picture.
♥♫♥ TIFFANY ♥♫♥, on June 18, 2009, said:
Greetings Rich It's a very beautiful picture and lovely detail.
Richard Ryer, on June 19, 2009, said:
Greetings Tiffany, Thanks for the visit and the comments. The poor monkeys aren't in the same shape as when I saw them 30 years earlier. Perhaps they will get a fresh coat of paint soon.
:-)Fiala(-, on June 20, 2009, said:
su.schle., on June 20, 2009, said:
Rich, you really come across the most interesting places!
We have a little ivory carving (in those days before it was outlawed) where there are four monkeys - the last one depicts "do no evil", and you can probably guess what its' hands are covering. Greetings, susan
Richard Ryer, on June 21, 2009, said:
Greetings Fiala and Susan, Thanks for the visit and the wonderful comments. This is truly a classic scene known round the world. Interesting to see where it came from. I like your carving Susan - VERY FUNNY.
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Photo taken in Japan, Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko 東照宮
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