Jigoku Zoshi (Picture Scroll of Hell)

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.

Jigoku Zoshi (Picture scroll of hell)