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"Wisdom in Different Forms: From the Three Wise Monkeys to Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise" In Japanese culture

Background imageWise Collection: 3 Wise Monkeys / Japanese

3 Wise Monkeys / Japanese
Hear no evil See no evil Speak no evil

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, have been awarded the Joint Showbiz Award by the Variety

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, have been awarded the Joint Showbiz Award by the Variety Cub of Great Britain, enjoy a quick celebratory drink before going on stage at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Background imageWise Collection: I Am Still Learning (Aun Aprendo) (charcoal on paper)

I Am Still Learning (Aun Aprendo) (charcoal on paper)
BBC193310 I Am Still Learning (Aun Aprendo) (charcoal on paper) by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828); Prado, Madrid

Background imageWise Collection: Guinea pig wearing glasses and mortar board Digital Manipulation: mortar board hat (ABM)

Guinea pig wearing glasses and mortar board Digital Manipulation: mortar board hat (ABM)
JD-22566-M Guinea pig wearing glasses and mortar board John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageWise Collection: Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899. Creator: William John Wainwright

Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899. Creator: William John Wainwright
Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899

Background imageWise Collection: The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of

The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by
1275249 The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by As Peake et al (Waverley, c 1910.) by Penrose

Background imageWise Collection: Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist

Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist
Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja or Mullah Nasreddin Hooja or Mullah Nasruddin (1208-1284) was a Seljuq satirist, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskisehir Province, Turkey

Background imageWise Collection: Romanesque altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Ad

Romanesque altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Ad
Spain. Romanesque art. 12th century. Altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Adoration of the Magi. Diocesan and regional Museum of Solsona. Catalonia

Background imageWise Collection: Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts

Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts
A Christmas Nativity scene, with the Three Kings bearing gifts for the Baby Jesus

Background imageWise Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Photo-call, BBC Rehearsal Room, 8th July 1974

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Photo-call, BBC Rehearsal Room, 8th July 1974

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, . Morecambe & Wise, Britains top comedians

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, . Morecambe & Wise, Britains top comedians
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, .Morecambe & Wise, Britains top comedians, were the guests of honour at a luncheon to mark the publication of their autobiography Eric and Ernie. 25/09/1973

Background imageWise Collection: That Riviera Touch, filming at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, 30th November 1965

That Riviera Touch, filming at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, 30th November 1965. Starring, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Background imageWise Collection: Socrates, caricature

Socrates, caricature
Socrates. Caricature of the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (c.470-399 BC). Socrates is credited with introducing a new and critical attitude in philosophy and science

Background imageWise Collection: Nativity / Magi Travel

Nativity / Magi Travel
WIR BRINGEN MYRRHEN, WIR BRINGEN GOLD... The Three Kings bring myrrh, gold and frankincense to Jesus

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Photo-call in Courtyard of BBC Television Centre, London

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Photo-call in Courtyard of BBC Television Centre, London, 19th May 1969. They started rehearsals this week for their new tv series which will air in August

Background imageWise Collection: Andre Previn, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Show, 7th December 1971

Andre Previn, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Show, 7th December 1971. The show aires Christmas Day. Pictured during rehearsals with Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise

Background imageWise Collection: Mother Shipton Soap

Mother Shipton Soap
An advertisement for Mother Shipton Soap showing a Wise Woman sitting with her basket of sparkling white linen - almost as white as her pet cat!

Background imageWise Collection: Nativity - Magi

Nativity - Magi
The Magi present the young Jesus with the birthday gifts they have brought him

Background imageWise Collection: Christmas / Nativity

Christmas / Nativity
THE THREE WISE MEN arrive at the stable and present their gifts to the infant Jesus

Background imageWise Collection: Marcus Porcius Cato, Roman statesman

Marcus Porcius Cato, Roman statesman
MARCUS PORCIUS CATO (234-149 BC), Roman statesman, known as Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient), or Maior (the Elder)

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, working on a script for their show

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, working on a script for their show, pictured at the BBC Rehearsal room, Acton, Tuesday 2nd January 1973

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe gets a new style in ear muffs with coffee cups from his partner

Eric Morecambe gets a new style in ear muffs with coffee cups from his partner and Ernie Wise, 19th January 1966

Background imageWise Collection: Ugly Duckling (Boyle)

Ugly Duckling (Boyle)
The old cottage woman, with her distaff and her animal companions : often such solitary females were suspected of witchcraft

Background imageWise Collection: Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel

Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, together with his companion, the wise man Imlac, digging a tunnel in order to escape the Happy Valley and see what life is like beyond it

Background imageWise Collection: Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset

Wise woman at Ilchester, Somerset
At Ilchester, Somerset, a local wise woman uses weird rituals to treat cattle for foot and mouth disease

Background imageWise Collection: Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)

Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho)
7173279 Odin questioning Mimir (colour litho) by Doepler, Carl Emil (1824-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Odin questioning Mimir)

Background imageWise Collection: Luton Town 3 - 4 Sunderland, Division Two League match at Kenilworth Road

Luton Town 3 - 4 Sunderland, Division Two League match at Kenilworth Road, Wednesday 1st May 1974. Luton lost the match but gained automatic promotion to Division One

Background imageWise Collection: Arthur Askey, Variety Club of Great Britain Luncheon to commemorate his 50 years in Show

Arthur Askey, Variety Club of Great Britain Luncheon to commemorate his 50 years in Show Business, Savoy Hotel, London, 17th October 1974

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Guests of Honour at Variety Club of Great Britain Luncheon

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Guests of Honour at Variety Club of Great Britain Luncheon, The Dorchester Hotel, London, 14th May 1974

Background imageWise Collection: Rehearsal of Morecambe & Wise Television Show, North Kensington Community Centre, London

Rehearsal of Morecambe & Wise Television Show, North Kensington Community Centre, London, 20th October 1970. Ann Hamilton with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Background imageWise Collection: Rehearsing Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show, 18th December 1973

Rehearsing Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show, 18th December 1973. Hannah Gordon in a farmyard scene

Background imageWise Collection: Cliff Richard, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Show, Tuesday 10th October 1972

Cliff Richard, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Show, Tuesday 10th October 1972. Pictured rehearsing nautical dance number called " fleets In", for forthcoming show to be aired early 73

Background imageWise Collection: Glenda Jackson, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special

Glenda Jackson, Guest Stars on the Morecambe & Wise Christmas Special, Tuesday 19th December 1972. Pictured rehearsing Queen Victoria Sketch

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, with Susan Andrews, young girl aged 11 years

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, with Susan Andrews, young girl aged 11 years, from Faversham. She recently underwent a major heart operation from which she has now fully recovered

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, accompanied by Miss Great Britain Carolyn Moore

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, accompanied by Miss Great Britain Carolyn Moore, open new Burtons Superstore in Leeds, Thursday 3rd February 1972

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise went back to school this afternoon to present the prizes at

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise went back to school this afternoon to present the prizes at the Hamlet of Ratcliffe School, Whitehorse Road, Stepney, East London, 19th July 1962

Background imageWise Collection: Miss Great Britain 1965, Diane Westbury, 21 year old model from Bowden, Cheshire

Miss Great Britain 1965, Diane Westbury, 21 year old model from Bowden, Cheshire, 25th August 1965. Judges, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. 2nd Place, Carole Fletcher, 3rd Place, Sheila Forrest

Background imageWise Collection: Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene
A tranquil Nativity scene showing the three kings arriving to present their gifts of gold, Frankincense and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus

Background imageWise Collection: Adoration of Magi

Adoration of Magi
The Magi reach Jesuss birthplace, conveniently signposted by a star

Background imageWise Collection: Law Courts, London, 8th October 1969. Jane Spicer, wife of the late Denis Spicer

Law Courts, London, 8th October 1969. Jane Spicer, wife of the late Denis Spicer, is claiming damages for the loss of her husband, a ventriloquist, killed in a road accident

Background imageWise Collection: Stars of Panto Sleeping Beauty, Eric Morecambe The King

Stars of Panto Sleeping Beauty, Eric Morecambe The King, actress Denny Dayviss as his daughter Princess Mleanie, and Ernie Wise as The Jester, at the Palace, Westminster, London, December 1964

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise currently playing at Great Yarmouth

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise currently playing at Great Yarmouth, interviewed by Cliff Davis at 66 Second Avenue, at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, 7th September 1964

Background imageWise Collection: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, 19th January 1966. Cold Weather Humour

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, 19th January 1966. Cold Weather Humour, with each others pockets routine

Background imageWise Collection: Morecambe & Wise, pictured with a ventriloquist dummy, following a performance at

Morecambe & Wise, pictured with a ventriloquist dummy, following a performance at the Newcastle City Hall. ( Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise.) 25th June, 1977

Background imageWise Collection: French mathematician and theologian Nicole Oresme

French mathematician and theologian Nicole Oresme
" French mathematician and theologian Nicole Oresme offers hs book to Charles V of France, nicknamed " the Wise". Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Paris. National Library."

Background imageWise Collection: Four comedians: Eric and Ernie, Eric Sykes and Max Wall

Four comedians: Eric and Ernie, Eric Sykes and Max Wall
Four popular British comedians: from left to right, Ernie Wise (Ernest Wiseman, 1925-1999), Eric Sykes (b 1923), Eric Morecambe (John Eric Bartholomew)

Background imageWise Collection: Judgment of Solomon (oil on panel)

Judgment of Solomon (oil on panel)
471523 Judgment of Solomon (oil on panel) by Floris, Frans (1519-70); 123x208 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp



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"Wisdom in Different Forms: From the Three Wise Monkeys to Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise" In Japanese culture, the three wise monkeys symbolize a powerful message: "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. " Their wisdom lies in their ability to avoid negativity and focus on what truly matters. Imagine a guinea pig wearing glasses and a mortar board. Through digital manipulation, this adorable creature becomes an embodiment of knowledge and intelligence. It reminds us that wisdom can come from unexpected sources. Eric Morecambe and Ernie they were comedic geniuses who brought laughter to millions. Behind their hilarious acts lay years of dedication, rehearsals, and scriptwriting sessions. Their wit showcased a different kind of wisdom – the ability to bring joy into people's lives. The film "That Riviera Touch" captured Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise at Pinewood Studios in 1965. As they filmed scenes for this comedy masterpiece, they demonstrated how humor can be both cleverly crafted and intelligently delivered. Centuries ago, Nasreddin was known as a satirist during the Seljuq era. His stories contained hidden messages that challenged societal norms while imparting valuable lessons about life's complexities. Nasreddin's tales remind us that wisdom often hides within satire. "Netherlandish Proverbs, " an artwork illustrating various proverbs set against a village landscape backdrop, serves as visual wisdom passed down through generations. Each scene holds its own lesson – reminding us of the power of collective knowledge. Socrates is famously depicted in caricatures with his distinct features highlighting his philosophical prowess. He questioned everything around him to uncover deeper truths – proving that true wisdom lies not only in finding answers but also asking thought-provoking questions. The parable of the wise and foolish virgins painted by William John Wainwright tells a cautionary tale about preparedness for life's challenges.