Japanese Greeting Card Monkey in a tree

Japanese Greeting Card Monkey in a tree
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Japanese Greeting Card Monkey in a tree size A6 148 mm x 105 mm.


In Japan, the monkey’s role in guarding against demons and being regarded as a sacred animal originates from the Japanese word for monkey, ‘saru’ which is a homonym for the Japanese word ‘expel’ (also pronounced saru). The latter word means to ‘dispel’, ‘punch out’ or ‘push away’. According to the legends of Japan’s Mt. Hiei shrine-temple, this makes the monkey an ‘expeller of demons’ and remover of misfortunes.

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A6 size card 148mm x 105mm, Quality embossed paper which gives a textured and visual edge. Hand finished rounded corners complete with white embossed envelope and packed in a self cello bag Description on the reverse of the card: Monkey in a Tree by Koson Ohara (1877–1945) In Japan, the monkey’s role in guarding against demons and being regarded as a sacred animal originates from the Japanese word for monkey, ‘saru’ which is a homonym for the Japanese word ‘expel’ (also pronounced saru). The latter word means to ‘dispel’, ‘punch out’ or ‘push away’. According to the legends of Japan’s Mt. Hiei shrine-temple, this makes the monkey an ‘expeller of demons’ and remover of misfortunes.
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