Saturday, 5 March 2016

Year of the Monkey - MONKEY ART THREE

#yearofthemonkey #monkey #nikko #threemonkeys



This relief sculpture at #Nikko Shrine seems to be the oldest known depiction of the Three Monkeys theme drawing on Tendai Buddhism ...probably?

If you have or have seen a netsuke inro print or okimono using this theme is the ancestor ...speaking of which ... the Art Gallery of South Australia has a delightful example.