Three wise monkey pendant with paired with Hand knotted lava emerald pyrite chain. The Chain is 57 centi long ( The chain is 22.5 Inches long ) The pendant is is 3.5 centi by 2.5 centi
The three mystical monkeys (as they are sometimes called) are named the “sanzaru”
Their names are Mizaru, Iwazaru and Kikazaru.
In Japanese language, «san» means three and «saru» means monkey. Time passing, «saru» becomes «zaru» giving birth to sanzaru. Yet, «zaru» is also a negative form, that we could translate to «not to»and in Japanese culture, monkey is supposed to ward off evils…
The monkeys represent an approach to life, supported by the Shinto and Koshin religions. Historians believe that the three monkeys symbol is approximately 500 years old, however, according to Osho Rajneesh, this symbolism was spread across Asia by Buddhist monks, having originated in the ancient Hindu tradition. Pictures of the monkeys can be seen on ancient Koshin scrolls, while the Tōshō-gū shrines, where the monkeys can be found, are erected as sacred buildings for the Shinto believers.