See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil is a phrase we are familiar with, but Japanese designer, Baba Tadahiro, expanded the wisdom by adding the fourth and 5th monkey representing feel no evil and want no evil as nods to the buddhist and shinto faiths intertwined in Japanese culture.
So we call it the "No Negativity" paperweight, it can sit on a stack of papers, a mantle, a shelf, where ever. We like how it looks but maybe even more so the thought behind it. We need it more now then ever during the Corona-coaster. Be well!
A little but about the designer, he was Baba Tadahiro, godfather of the Japanese craft movement after WWII. He was committed to raising awareness and protecting Japanese craft art forms from extinction. He was also an amazing designer. And a hero really.
Made in Takaoka Japan by the Sumitani Saburo Shoten which is a family owned foundry that has been making stunning iron, silver and brass pieces for over 50 years.