Rare cufflinks Toshikane Japan 40-50 gg.
Hand-painted on three-dimensional porcelain plates. Gold-tone frame.
Size 25 x 20 mm
The image of the three monkeys symbolizes the Buddhist idea of non-doing evil, detachment from the untrue. « If I do not see evil, do not hear about evil, and do not say anything about it, then I am protected from it" - this is the idea of this symbol. The choice of monkeys as the symbol is associated with the play on words in the Japanese language. The phrase "see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing" sounds like "mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru" end "zero" consonant, the Japanese word for "monkey". In the West, the "Three Monkeys" have become popular since the %d%th century thanks to the sculpture above the doors of the famous Shinto shrine of Tosegu in the Japanese city of Nikko.
These cufflinks will serve as a good, symbolic gift with meaning or complement your collection!