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Upon death, one can be reborn in five destinies.
hells, ghosts, animals, human, and heavenly beings.
Hell scroll with text, end of Heian period, ca. 1180s, ink and color on paper
The Hell of Excrement, detail from Hell scroll, ink and colors on paper, ca. 1180s
The Hell of Excrement, detail from Hell scroll, ink and colors on paper, ca. 1180s
The Hell of Excrement, detail from Hell scroll, ink and colors on paper, ca. 1180s
The Hell of the Giant Cock in which those who were cruel to animals will be torn and mangled by the fiery creature
The Hell of the Iron Mortar where those guilty of theft are punished by being pounded and crushed
The Hell of the Iron Mortar where those guilty of theft are punished by being pounded and crushed
Detail from the Hell of Dissection where monks guilty of homicide are cut into pieces and cooked.
From the Hungry Ghosts handscroll: the ghosts are water-eaters and this punishment is inflicted on those who sold wine mixed with water and other impurities
Scene of Hungry Ghosts seeking food in a cemetery
A hungry ghost participate in a child delivery, but he is unseen and strikes as a menacing presence. He is coveting the birth discards. A monk is waiting in the next room with other family members.
A hungry ghost participate in a child delivery, but he is unseen and strikes as a menacing presence. He is coveting the birth discards. A monk is waiting in the next room with other family members.
Ghosts in the countryside
Buddha feeding ghosts
From the Scroll of Diseases and Deformities, Woman with Cholera symptoms, light colors on paper, end of Heian ca. 1180s
Man with gum disease
Obesity
Woman with halitosis/bad breath
Treatment of eye disease