Shizaru, Inc. DBA Medicinal Monkeys is a nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation organized under the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law. Shizaru, Inc. operates in strict compliance with California Prop 215 and SB420 of the California health & safety code.
The three wise monkeys, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted with the three others; the last one, Shizaru, symbolizes the principle of “do no evil”. He may be shown crossing his arms. There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action.