The Garden of Eyes is a minor antagonist in the 2016 stop-motion animated film, Kubo, and the Two Strings. It is a monster living in the bed of Long Lake acting as a guardian to the second part of Hanzo's magical armor, the Breastplate Impenetrable.
In spite of the monster's antagonistic role, its action in putting Kubo under its trance caused Monkey's true identity as Satiaru to be exposed to the boy, revealed that his mother is still alive and reincarnated into animated charm Monkey become.
It is unknown if the Garden of Eyes has an actual will of its own, acting as protector to the breastplate. The Garden of Eyes seems to have the mindset of an animal, merely interesting in catching its prey.
Powers and Abilities
The Garden of Eyes (as its namesake implies) possesses an unknown number of eyes that are capable of entrancing anyone unfortunate enough to look in its gaze. It also drowns the victim by recreating and expose their secrets, which distracts them from swimming, during Kubo's encounter with the eye, when he gazes in them, a series of flashback occurs until Beetle came in and saved him. Because the Garden of Eyes does not actively chase after Kubo and Beetle, it can be assumed that the Garden of Eyes is fixed into the lake bed and is unable to move.
- The Garden of Eyes holds a mild resemblance to the Charybdis, a sea-monster of Greco-Roman Mythology characterized as a gaping may at the bottom of the seabed, creating a whirlpool that sucks any ship that sails into it.
- It is never explicitly stated how the Garden came to be, but it is very likely that the Moon King himself created it (or had it made on his behalf).