See no evil…..

There are tons of Japanese vintage photo’s like this one.(via)
The Japanese were the first to
popularize the proverb into a pictorial story in the 17th century. That figures, they are still  Master.

Sanrio‘s Speak no Evil Monkey charm
Clipping from Mimi’s Vintage Magazines Library
The Imperial Stormtroopers(via)
In Asia the meaning is different from that of the Western world:
Being of good mind, speech and action as opposed to looking the other way, keep your mouth shut, pretend not to hear random inappropriate behaviour.
Artist Ai Weiwei poses as ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ in his Beijing studio for photographer Sharon Lovell on June 30, 2009. (via)