The three wise monkeys

Three Wise Monkeys. Japan Geisha kimono. Traditional Japanese costumes

Japan Geisha, Three Wise Monkeys

The three wise monkeys. Japanese girls in traditional old style kimonos 1910s.

Note:  Traditional Japan Nô robes.

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