Ishi-no Ue-nimo 3 (San) Nen
(THe Proverb in Karuta)
The picture on a Karuta (=cards of the Japanese syllabary) above shows a buddhist monk sitting on a big rock. It implies that he will get to the revelation if he sits down on the rock for as long as three years.
Ishi: Stones; Rocks
Ue: On; Above
Perseverance will win in the end./Perseverance brings success.