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Jigoku Zoshi (Picture Scroll of Hell)
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
12m 31s

Broadcast on June 14, 2018
Available until March 31, 2029

The 12th century Jigoku Zoshi, the Scroll of the Hells, shows the Hells into which sinners fell. It is believed to have been made at the order of the Emperor Go-Shirakawa, who had a massive picture scroll collection. Such collections served as a mark of cultural authority.

photo Jigoku Zoshi (Picture scroll of hell)