Sumadera temple of the Shingon Buddhism sect was founded in 886. It is one of my favourite places in Kobe. I noticed five monkeys there.
Mizaru, covering its eyes, sees no evil.
Kikazaru, covering its ears, hears no evil.
The statues can actually move their hands up and down.
Iwazaru, covering its mouth, speaks no evil.
Mite gozaru - please look at this.
Okora-zaru - don't get angry.
This is a three-monkey figurine I bought in India. In the background, a Japanese hankie with autumn chrysanthemum pattern.