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

 San: Three

 Nen: Years


 Perseverance will win in the end./Perseverance brings success.