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2017/06/04

Enma Emmado Edo

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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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. Enma Ten, Enma Oo 閻魔天、閻魔王 Emma King of Hell .

Temples in his honor are usually called Enmadoo 閻魔堂 Emma-Do, Emma Hall.



The statue of Enma is 3,5 m high and 4,5 m wide. (Said to be the largest in Japan.)
If people throw coins in the box for offerings (saisenbako 賽銭箱), the halo in the back of the statue lights up and flickers for a while. The statue is therefore called
ハイテク闇魔 Hi-Tech Enma.

. Fukagawa "深川ゑんま堂" Fukagawa Emma-Do .
Gofunai Henro Nr. 74 - Hoojoo-In 法乗院 Hojo-In
- 賢台山 Kentaizan 法乗院 Hojo-In 賢法寺 Kenpo-Ji
法乗院えんま堂 Hojo-In Enma-Do -
江東区深川2-16-3 / Kōtō ward, Fukagawa, 2 Chome−16-3

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Apart from this one, there are three important Emmado temples in Edo (introduced below)
江戸三大閻魔 / 江戸三閻魔

- 華徳院 Ketoku-In - Suginami
- 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji - Shinjuku
- 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji - Toshima


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Ketokuin 華徳院 Ketoku-In (Katoku-In)
- 称光山 華徳院 Ketoku-In  太宗寺 Taiso-Ji
杉並区松ノ木3-32-11 / Tokyo, Suginami, Matsunoki, 3 Chome 32-11
天台宗 Tendai sect


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-ketokuin

It was founded in 下野国佐野 (now Tochigi, Sano town 栃木県佐野市)by . Ennin 円仁 - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 / 慈覺大師 . - (794 – 864)
It was called 蔵前の閻魔堂 Kuramae no Enmado.

The main statue was made by 運慶蘇生 Unkei and is in the center. To its richt is a statue of the same wood of 奪衣婆 Datsueba, the "Hag of Hell", and to its left a statue of 本地化馬地蔵尊 made by 聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi.

The temple and the statues burned down during the great earthquake in 1923.
The temple moved to its present location in 1929.
A new statue of Enma was given by 日光輪王寺


- HP of the temple:
- source : tesshow.jp/suginami -


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Taisooji 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji

- 霞関山 本覚院 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji
新宿区新宿2-9-2 / Tokyo, Shinjuku 2-9-2
浄土宗 Jodo Sect

The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-taisoji

- History
Founded in 1596 at the beginning of the Oshu Kaido highway by priest 太宗 Taiso. One of the Six Jizo of Highways:
Nr. 03 - . Edo Roku Jizo 江戸六地蔵 The Six Jizō Bosatsu of Edo .

- Other Pilgrimages
新宿山之手七福神の布袋尊 Shinjuku - Shichifukujin - Hotei

- HP of the temple:
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太宗寺不動堂 Fudo Hall



太宗寺塩かけ地蔵 Shiokake-Jizo -Jizo to throw salt at
When making a wish, people throw some salt on the statue. When the wish has been granted, they come back and throw even more salt at Jizo.

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction .

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Zenyooji 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji

- 薬王山 Yakuozan 延寿院 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji
豊島区西巣鴨4-8-25 / Tokyo, Toshima, Nishisugamo, 4 Chome 8-25
Shingon sect

The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-zenyoji

This temple was founded around 830 by 慈覚大師 Jigaku Daishi in Uenoyama, as 上野東叡山寛永寺末 a sub-temple of the Ueno Kanei-Ji.
It was moved to 下谷区善養寺町 Shitaya, Zenyojicho around 1670. To make room for the railway it was moved to ist present location in 1912.
The wooden statue of Enma is about 3 meters high,

- HP of the temple:
- source : tesshow.jp/toshima -

. Ennin 円仁 - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 / 慈覺大師 . - (794 – 864)

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There is another temple named 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji in Tokyo
Tokyo, Edogawa ward, Higashi-Koiwa 2-24-2

In the compound are various stone memorial monuments, like 石燈籠 stone lanterns and 宝篋印塔 grave markers.
The grave of the potter and painter 尾形乾山 Ogata Kenzan (1663 - 1743) is in the compound.
In the compound is also an old pine tree of more than 600 years, 影向のマツ Yogo no Matsu.


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- reference source : tesshow.jp/edo3enma_index -
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. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell .

. Pilgrimages in Edo - Tokyo .


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- Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 (774 - 835) -


. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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2017/05/03

Eingakyo Sutra

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. Onipedia - 鬼ペディア - Oni Demons - ABC-List - .
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Eingakyoo 絵因果経 E-Inga-Kyo - Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effect



Different parts of the Eingakyo scroll are available at various temples and museums.

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National Institutes for Cultural Heritage:
"Eingakyo" is a set of eight painting scrolls created by adding paintings to "Kakogenzai Ingakyo
(Ryusho Gunabattara, translated in the mid Genga period (Sung) (fifth century)" consisting of four scrolls.
The list known as "Tenmeishouhin gonengogatsunanoka ruishushoujoukeinouhitsu mokuroku (天平勝寳五年五月七日類収小乗經納櫃目録)" of Shosoin Monjo has an item of "Gaiinkei nibujuurokkan (畫因果經二部十六巻) (two sets of 16 scrolls)" and this is the first appearance in Japanese literature. Another list known as "Heikatuhinhassai sichigatufutsukaruijuu toshoryoukeimokuroku (平勝寳八歳七月二日類従圖書寮經目録)" has an item of "Souingakeihatu Jusankan ichinichi tunonaka itchichitsue (繪因果經八(十三)巻 一(二)帙之中一帙繪)."
At that time, the creation of pictorial covers of Kyokan became popular at places where Sutras were copied when the relationship between the places and the painters deepened. It is significant that Buddhist paintings were understood in conjunction with the text expressions in "Eingakyo."

Existing "Eingakyo" from the Nara period are those held by Jobon Rendai-ji Temple (the first one of a set of two), Godai-ji Temple (the first one of a set of three), the old Masuda family (the first one of a set of four),
Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (the second one of a set of four) and
the Idemitsu Museum of Arts (the first one of a set of three).

The painting held at this museum is one of those that used to make up one scroll together with those held in Jobon Rendai-ji Temple and represent the last scene of "Shimon Shutsuyu" following the four scenes ("Kyoshibugei (競試武芸)," "Kanjyo Taishi (灌頂太子)," "Enbujukashiyui (閻浮樹下思惟)" and "Nouki (納妃)"). They represent those including scenes of Prince having a dialogue with Biku (a trainee Buddhist priest) after exiting the north gate and then Biku heading for the sky, of Prince coming back to the castle on a horse, of Udai (one of Shaka's disciples) talking to a king, of Prince meeting Biku, of a dialogue with Biku, of Prince and his wife watching Geiki singing and dancing to music and finally Prince asking King for permission to become a priest.

As each existing "Eingakyo" has unique expressions, it seems unlikely that they were created by the same painter in the same period. However, it seems this can be a valuable clue to looking into the situation of the Gakoshi (an institution to which painters belong) of the time.
This is a rare and extremely valuable work from the Nara period that still exists.

- Look at the scroll here :
- source : emuseum.jp/detail -


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mamono 魔物 demons and monsters from the scroll
They represent the deities of other religions which Shakyamuni encounters.
There are more than 30 Mamono appearing on the scroll. Some look very much like Oni.














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Joobon Rendaiji 上品蓮台寺 Temple Jobon Rendai-Ji

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The Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effect from Jobon Rendai-ji
This sutra is called the
Sutra of Cause and Effect in the Past and Present (過去現在因果経 Kako genzai inga kyo),
more commonly known as the
Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effect (J., E inga kyo).
The words of the sutra are copied in the lower half, while the upper half illustrates representative scenes described below. The story begins with the training of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni in his past lives, how he was freed suffering and delusion, and how he achieved enlightenment and became the Buddha. In other words, this sutra is somewhat like the Buddha's biography.

Putting aside these tales of his previous lives, Sakyamuni himself was born about 2,500 years ago in India as a prince, named Siddhartha. His family name was Gautama. His father was Suddhodana, the ruler of a small kingdom called Kapilavastu (on the boarder of present-day Nepal and India); his mother was Queen Maya. According to legend, he was born in the nearby garden of Lumbini. As a prince, Siddhartha spent his childhood and youth in comfort.

This sutra from Jobon Rendai-ji Temple in Kyoto starts from around the time the prince was ten years old. The young Siddhartha spent his time competing in skill and strength against his cousin Devadatta and his half-brother Nanda and always winning. The illustration here captures such a scene that demonstrates the prince's amazing abilities.
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Here, Siddhartha is about to shoot seven drum-shaped targets made of gold and silver. Since there are seven targets, at least seven arrows would usually be needed to hit all of them, but Siddhartha hits all seven with a single arrow!

According to legend, Prince Siddhartha one day ventured out of his castle from four gates-in the directions of east, south, west, and north-and on each occasion he encountered an old man, a sick man, a dead man, and a spiritual man. The image below represents the scene in which the prince leaves the castle from the south gate to see a sick man. The prince, who had been protected from the outside world, was deeply struck by this sight of illness, as he had never seen a sick person before.



The sutra also captures several other interesting scenes such as Siddhartha competing in a wrestling match and plowing a field to demonstrate his strength. The sutra itself was copied in a beautiful kaisho (formal style of calligraphy) in Japan during the Nara period (710-793). The colors used to paint the illustrations even today are surprisingly brilliant. Moreover, this manuscript not only represents one of the few existing examples of painting from the Nara period, but also served as the prototype of emaki (illustrated handscrolls), which became popular from the Heian period (710-793) on. Finally, there are very few eighth-century sutras from the East Asian Buddhist countries of China, Korea, and Japan that are illustrated and that are as well preserved as this wonderful work.
- source : Kyoto National Museum-
Text by Eikei Akao, Department of Fine Arts- 1998


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The Buddhist biographical scriptures that the ancient Japanese used were mainly those written in Chinese and even they were introduced as illustrated biographies. ‘Eingakyo( (Illustrated Sutra of Cause and Effect) is one of the most famous ancient works that was imported to Japan in the Nara Period (8th century AD).

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Joobon Rendaiji 上品蓮台寺 Temple Jobon Rendai-Ji
京都府京都市北区紫野十二坊町33-1 / 33-1 Murasakino Jūnibōchō, Kita-ku, Kyōto



It was built by 聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi to venerate his mother.

The main statue is 延命地蔵菩薩 Enmei Jizo Bosatsu - Life-prolonging Jizo




- reference source : wikipedia -


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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .

. Onipedia - 鬼ペディア - Oni Demons - ABC-List - .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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2017/04/24

Seikoji Temple Kyoto

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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
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Seikooji, Seikō-Ji 星光寺 Temple Seiko-Ji
京都の六角大宮 / Kyoto Rokkaku no Miya

This temple is famous for an old picture scroll



星光寺縁起絵巻 Seiko-Ji Engi Emaki - Legends about the origin of Seikō-ji
attributed to 土佐光信 Tosa Mitsunobu (1434 - 1525)

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This is a two-volume picture scroll on the origin and history of Seikoji Temple and the miracles of its principal deity, Jizo Bodhisattva, also known as Yanefuki Jizo 屋根葺地蔵 (Jizo repairing a roof) and one of the six Jizos (bodhisattvas) in central Kyoto.
The articles on January 27 and February 29, 1487 of Sanetaka Koki 実隆公記 (Sanetaka's diary) show that Sanjo Sanetaka wrote the legend to the Seikoji Engi-e (paintings of the origins and history of Seikoji Temple) drawn by Tosa Mitsunobu.
Therefore, it used to be generally believed that the two existing volumes together with the legend constituted the standard work of Mitsunobu. However, at present, it is considered to be a quality copy of Mitsunobu's original work, which was made soon after Mitsunobu's original work was created. Nevertheless, the paintings in the scroll constitute the standard work of the late 15th century.
Inside the residence of Taira no Sukechika 平資親 (first volume, act 1), the 山城守 governor of Yamashiro, paintings can be seen on papered sliding doors (fusuma-e), which depict a Mokkei-type bamboo groove and monkeys. The reed and crane fusuma-e paintings surrounding Sukechika's bedroom (first volume, act 3) are also drawn in sumi ink (suibokuga). It is interesting to see how much yamato-e (Japanese paintings) painters have mastered the suibokuga techniques through the fusuma-e. The panels of a folding screen form one large, continuous scene without borders that used to be applied every two panels to divide the screen into sections.
- Look at the scroll here : e-museum
- source : National Institutes for Cultural Heritage -


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Yanefuki Jizo 屋根葺地蔵 Jizo repairing a roof


CLICK for more details of the scroll !

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction .


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Some details of oni 鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell









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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
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土佐光信 Tosa Mitsunobu (1434 - 1525)

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a Japanese painter, the founder of the Tosa school of Japanese painting.
Born into a family that had traditionally served as painters to the Imperial court, he was head of the court painting bureau from 1493 to 1496.
In 1518 he was appointed chief artist to the Ashikaga shogunates.
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. Sanzu no Kawa 三途の川 River Sanzu, the river on the way to hell .


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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .

. Onipedia - 鬼ペディア - Oni Demons - ABC-List - .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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2017/04/16

jigoku hell demons devils

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jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell
densetsu 伝説 and their legends


On the way to the Buddhist after-life, the dead has to cross
. Sanzu no Kawa 三途の川 River Sanzu, the river on the way to hell .

Next he will meet
. Enma-O 閻魔天、閻魔王 the King of Hell, Emma / 閻王 En-O .
for his verdict : Heaven or Hell ?!


CLICK for more hell paintings !

Many paintings tried to scare people of the Demons of the Buddhist Hell
. jigokue, jigoku-e 地獄絵 paintings of the Buddhist hell .
地獄草子 Jigoku Soshi - Hell Scroll


. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell - Ten Yama Kings .
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. Nihon Ryooiki, Nihon Ryōiki 日本霊異記 Nihon Ryoiki .
Ghostly Strange Records from Japan // Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
by Kyookai 景戒 (きょうかい/けいかい) Kyokai - Keikai, priest of Yakushi-Ji in the Nara period

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. onigokko, oni-gokko 鬼ごっこ game of tag .

This game has a long history, all the way to Hell,
where 地蔵菩薩 Jizo Bosatsu is trying to lead the poor souls out of hell, past the Oni guardian.




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The hot spring Chinoike jigoku 血の池地獄, the "Blood Pond Hell", based on an image of hell found in Buddhism.

. Oita 大分県の鬼伝説 Oni Demon Legends .

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In the 地獄道 Jigokudo, the Realm of Hell,
there are 8 hot and 8 cold hells. Here the Oni serve as gokusotsu 獄卒 wardens of hell to torture the dead.

. jigokudoo 地獄道 Jigokudo, the Realm of Hell .
one of the The Six Realms in the Buddhist after-life.

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. gakidoo 餓鬼道 Gakido, The Realm of Hungry Ghosts .
Good people go to Heaven, bad people fall into hell and become Hungry Ghosts.
Their necks are so thin, they can not drink water. If they see water, it turns into flames in front of their eyes.




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. Onibashi 鬼橋 the Demon Bridge .
and the Hell Demon vassals of Taishaku Ten 帝釈天が眷属の鬼



. 星光寺縁起絵巻 Seiko-Ji Engi Emaki - Legends about the origin of Seikō-Ji .




. Oojoyooshuu, Ōjōyōshū 往生要集 Ojoyoshu, Ojo Yoshu .
by Genshin 源信  (942-1017), Eshin Soozu 恵心僧都 Eshin Sozu

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oni kyoogen 鬼狂言 Oni Kyogen - Kyogen performances with Oni
There are various Kyogen performances with Oni as their subject.




. kyoogen 狂言 Kyogen performance .
"mad words" or "wild speech"

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One story is about the strong man, Asahina.
The Oni of Hell eventually have to let him go and he heads for 極楽 Gokuraku, the Buddhist Paradise.

. Asahina Saburo Yoshihide - 朝比奈三郎義秀 . 13th century
the son of Wada Yoshimori 和田義盛 (1147-1213).

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武悪(ぶあく) Buaku, Bu-aku - 武悪『あずき』 azuki - 小豆武悪(あずきぶあく)Azuki Buaku
Oni-buaku, 青 Ao-buaku
Azuki - the most typical Oni masks in Kyogen

For Setsubun and special plays, such as
oni no mamako 鬼の継子 The Stepchild of an Oni
蓬莱の島の鬼 the Oni of Horajjima, Asahina and 八尾 Yao

- reference source : material.miyazaki-c.ed.jp/ipa  -

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蓬莱の島の鬼 the Oni of Horaijima

Nagano 長野県
狂言「節分」では蓬莱の島から来た鬼が家にやってきて、女性にだまされ隠れ蓑を巻き上げあられてしまい、豆を投げつけられる。鬼は霊山から来るというのは現在とは違っている。蓑虫伝説との関係があるのではないか。

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oni no mamako 鬼の継子 The Stepchild of an Oni

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八尾 Yao - Kyogen - Netuske

Jookooji 常光寺 Joko-Ji and the Yao Jizo 八尾の地蔵
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昔むかし八尾の里の住人で、生前一度も後生を願ったことのない不信者が死んで、冥土に旅立つことになりました。不信者は閻魔大王の審判で地獄に落とされることが心配です。ふと八尾を立つ時に、常光寺の地蔵さんから閻魔大王にあてた手紙を預かっていることに気づきました。 初めは、何がなんでも地獄へ落としてやろうと閻魔大王は取り合わなかったのですが、不信者が必死になって頼むので、手紙を開いてみると、昔なじみの地蔵尊からの手紙でした。
八尾地蔵尊 地蔵尊は「この者の親戚に大変な篤信者がいて、世話になっている。その人に免じてこの者を極楽へやってください」と書いていました。閻魔大王は「八尾の地蔵といえば、昔大変な美僧で、わしとことのほか仲が良かった。その地蔵の頼みとなれば仕方がない」と言って、不信者を極楽へ送るよう取り計らったとのことです。
- HP of the temple
大阪府八尾市本町5-8-1 / 5 Chome-8-1 Honmachi, Yao-shi, Ōsaka-
- reference source : jyokouji.com/about/kyougen -


A Sinner with References and the King of Hell - (Yao)
- full text in English :
- source : kyogen-in-english.com/wp-content -

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. Mibu Kyogen 壬生狂言 .
At the temple Mibudera 壬生寺 Mibu-Dera, Kyoto



Sai no Kawara 賽の河原 One of the typical performances of the Temple, to show the deep mercy of Jizo Bosatsu, trying to save the sinners from falling into hell.
The mask of the Oni is especially fearful, but sometimes the performance of the Oni is quite humorous.
閻魔の庁での閻魔の裁きや鬼の責めなど、恐ろしい場面が続くが、ユーモラスな鬼の演技が緊張をほぐし、壬生狂言の宗教劇としての優れた面を表している。
- reference source : mibudera.com/k_09 -

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愛知県 Aichi 豊田市 Toyota

oni no ido 鬼の井戸 the well of the Demon
At the Jigokudani 地獄谷 "hell valley" at the river 田代川 Tashirogawa there are three huge boulders, called "Oni no zashiki" 鬼の座敷 "Living room of the Oni".
The middle one is very much indented and always filled with water, called "the well of the Demon".
People who had to go downriver to have a rain ritual had to purify their bodies before using this water.
Once one of the 八大龍王 eight great dragon kings, 八坂龍王 Yasaka Ryu-O, passed here. He became thursty on the way and made this water gather in the dent. But then he became more angry and let heavy rain fall.



- one more legend about oni no ido
. Oni no Ido at 大分市 Oita city .


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青森県 Aomori

Jizoo Son 地蔵尊 Jizo Bosatsu
at 恐山 菩提寺 temple Bodai-Ji, Mount Osorezan

The statue of Jiso Bosatsu at the temple is out all night to help the dead children and sinners from the fangs of the Oni. To help them all fast, he has cut off the long sleeves and sems of his robe and slams his 錫杖 staff on the rocks with a loud noise.
The feet of the statue are always covered with sand - they say.



. Osorezan 恐山 Osoresan "Mount Fear" .


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福井県 Fukui 武生市 Takefu 坂口村 Sakaguchimura

jigoku no kama no futa ake 地獄の釜の蓋あけ opening the lid of the chauldron of hell
From August 14 to 16, during the O-Bon rituals,
the lid of the hell chauldron is opened and an Oni with his Kanabo throws out the dead people that got stuck under the lid. The living have to go to a temple and welcome their dead home, otherwise the dead souls will hang out at the eaves of the temple all the time.




. 地獄の釜の蓋が開く日 jigoku no kama hiraki .
In January and July, Emma (Enma, Ema) is out on a holiday (Emma saijitsu 閻魔賽日 and the lid to the chauldron of hell was opened 地獄の釜の蓋が開く日, so these two days are best to visit a temple where Emma is enshrined (閻魔堂 Emado).


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大阪府 Osaka 箕面市 Mino town - 茨木市 Ibaraki town

If someone tells a lie, the Oni from hell come and pull out the tongue with a kuginuki 釘抜き nail puller.
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If people eat roasted beans with the skin peeled off at Setsubun, they will be made to peel off the skin of stones when they go to hell.


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鳥取県 Tottori

jigokuana, jigoku-ana 地獄穴 the cave of hell

To the left of the waterfall 亀ヶ滝 Kamenotaki at 高山の焼山 there is a cave called "Cave of Hell". In former times there lived the Oni, and also the 平家の落人 samurai of the Heike clan in hiding.
If someone asks for plates and cups for a village ceremony and later comes back to this cave, the things he needed will be placed on the rocks. But you have to bring them back cleaned after use.
Then one day a farmer did not bring the plates and cups back and since then, the Oni never lent them to the villgers.
(This kind of legend is also known in other parts of Japan, where the Kappa or a Snake or other local Yokai monster does the lending.)


. The Heike Clan and Oni - Legends .


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山梨県 Yamanashi 北杜市 Hokuto town 白州町 Hakushumachi

If someone dies during the O-Bon rituals in August, he is put in his grave with a basket on his head. Since he has to go to hell for the first time, together with the other dead relatives of former years, the Demons of Hell hit his head to show who is the new master now, and the basket can protect him.

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. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

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Dämonen von Japan - 日本の鬼の研究 -鬼学入門 -
mamono 魔物 ogre



- Shrine Ho-Un no Miya 宝雲宮 Katsuyama

Oni with individual names are marked with *****.
The character 鬼 is also read as KI.

A counterpart of Oni is the AKUMA 悪魔, translated as Devil (but a bit different from the Christian image of THE Devil (Teufel) or Satan.)
evil spirit, fiend, ...

. Oni 鬼 Demon art motives - Gallery .
all kinds of dolls, kokeshi, plates . . .

. reference, books and links about ONI .

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The demons have played an important role in Japanese folklore. They help to explain many natural phenomenon.
They are part of many rituals and rites.
The demons of the Buddhist hell are quite fearful.


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. akuma no Daruma 悪魔 Daruma the Demon .
* investigating the Christian concept of Devil / Satan versus the Japanese akuma


. Amanojaki, Amanojaku 天邪鬼 あまんじゃき "heavenly evil spirit " . - "heavenly evil spirit"
- - - - - . Amanojaku legends .
天探女(あまのじゃく) - Amanosagume / 天探女(あめのさぐめ)/ 天佐具売 Amenosagume
Amanojaku statue in the eaves at temple 岩船寺 Gansen-Ji, Kyoto
Amanojaku no Chikaramizu 天邪鬼の力水 Power-giving water
Kobo Daishi 弘法大師 and Amanojaku


. akaoni, aka-oni 赤鬼 red demon . *
..... Shiga
For Setsubun, there are usually two demons, Aka-Oni 赤鬼 Red Demon and Ao-Oni 青鬼 Blue/Green Demon.

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- - - - - - animal names with ONI

. oni yanma 鬼やんま devil's dragonfly .
Anotogaster sieboldii

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. aooni, ao-oni 青鬼 blue demon / green demon . *
..... Shiga
For Setsubun, there are usually two demons, Aka-Oni 赤鬼 Red Demon and Ao-Oni 青鬼 Blue/Green Demon.


***** . Ayo no sato no oni 阿用郷の鬼 from Izumo, Shimane .


. Bakemono, O-Bake お化け Ghosts and Demons .


beer - named oni
- Shiga

. Benevolent and helpful Oni 優しい鬼 yasashii oni .

Beppu 別府 Oni legends and articles - see Oita

. Daruma oni だるま鬼 ー reddo debiru レッドデビル red devil Daruma .


Edo 江戸 the demons of Edo
14 to explore


. ema 絵馬 votive tablets .
5 legends to explore
. ema 「鬼」の絵馬 - amulets .
..... Shiga

. Enku 円空仏 master carver and his Otsu-E Oni Statues .

. Enma Ten 閻魔天、閻魔王 Emma, the King of Hell - Yama .



female Oni demons - List *

***** . Fujiwara no Chikata no Yonki 藤原千方の四鬼 The four demons of Fujiwara Chikata .



- gargoyle - referece -

***** . Gedoomaru 外道丸 Gedomaru .
at the foot of Mount Ibukiyama 伊吹山の麓

. gaki 餓鬼 hungry demons, hungry ghosts .
..... Oita

. gyuuki, gyūki 牛鬼 "bull-demon" - Ushi-oni .


ha 鬼の歯 oni no ha, teeth of an oni
11 to explore - . see eyes, oni no me

haiku 俳句 with Oni . . . by Yosa Buson and others
. oni sudaku togakushi no fumoto soba no hana .
Buson is talking about - kijo momiji 鬼女紅葉 The Female Demon called "Momiji"

. hamaki  破魔鬼 demon mask to ward off evil .

. hone 鬼の骨 the bones of Oni demons .


. imi 忌み / 斎み imi - taboo, ritual abstinence .
imibi. kijitsu, kinichi 忌日 taboo day
忌 鬼 14 to explore (00) /// 斎 鬼 15 to explore (00)


. jaki 邪鬼 / じゃき - Jaki . - "heavenly evil spirit" *

. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
. jigokue, jigoku-e 地獄絵 paintings of the Buddhist hell / 地獄草子 Jigoku Soshi - Hell Scroll
. Sanzu no Kawa 三途の川 River Sanzu, the river on the way to hell .
. Enma-O 閻魔天、閻魔王 the King of Hell, Emma .
13 to explore

. jinja - list of Shinto shrines with ONI . *

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. kakure-oni 隠れ鬼 "hidden oni", kakurenbo, hide and seek .



. kami 神 Shinto deities / Japanese gods .
kami to oni 神と鬼 the Deities and Demons of Japan

. Kidoomaru, Kidōmaru 鬼童丸 Kidomaru .
..... a robber and a magician.

kijin 鬼人 "human demon" - 11 to explore
..... Shiga

Ki Jinja 鬼神社(きじんじゃ)"Demon Shrine" - see 鬼沢 Onizawa, Aomori

. Kijin Jinja 鬼鎮神社 - Saitama .
with Oni Ema
..... "Fuku wa uchi! Oni wa uchi! Akuma soto!"

***** . kijo momiji 鬼女紅葉 The Female Demon called "Momiji" .

. Kikotsuji, Kikkotsuji 鬼骨寺 Kikotsu-Ji "Temple of Oni bones" .


. kimon 鬼門 / 忌門 demon gate .
in the ushi-tora 丑寅 Northern direction

kioni, ki oni 黄鬼 yellow oni *
- 黄金四つ目の仮面 - 鬼享を鼓す - 鬼を避(ふせ)く oni o fuseku
- ekiki eki-ki 疫鬼(えきき)/ 餓鬼草紙 and more Oni lore
- reference source : blog.goo.ne.jp/katodesuryoheidesu -


kiraigoo, ki raigoo 鬼来迎 Kiraigo, welcoming the demons

. kisha 鬼射 "hitting the demon" ritual with arrow shooting .

. Kishibojin 鬼子母神 "Child eating demon mother" .
..... 訶梨帝母 Kariteimo - Kangimo 歓喜母 - Hariti - and many legends about her
..... 鬼子母神堂 Hall for Kishimojin
..... kishi megami 鬼子め神 "child eating female deity" at 身延山 Mount Minobusan


kishin, onigami 鬼神 "Oni Deity", "Demon Deity"
..... Iwate *, Shiga,
魔羅鬼神 Mara Kishin (Kijin) - a revengeful demon 霊鬼神
鬼神集落 Onigami village
(55 legends to explore)

. kishitoo 鬼舐頭 the hair falls out in a circle 円形脱毛症 .

kitsune 狐 oni and foxes ・ 鬼 狐 31 to explore
..... Shiga

koki-ita 胡鬼板(こきいた) a kind of 羽子板 hagoita

. kubihiki 鬼の首引き neck tug of war of the demons .
..... 朝比奈義秀の鬼の首引き Asahina Yoshihide

. kurooni, kuro-oni 黒鬼 black Oni, black demon . *
.... oniko tsugaru,


. Landscape and Oni Legends - shizen 自然と鬼伝説  .


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ma 魔 evil, devil - akuma 悪魔 devil, Satan
- reference source : search.kotowaza-allguide.com -
54 proverbs to explore

. mame 魔滅 to wipe out demons, mame 豆 bean at Setsubun .
Kurama no oni taiji 鞍馬の鬼退治 driving out Oni at Kurama


. mayoke men 魔よけ面 Demon amulets to ward off evil . .

. me 鬼の目, 鬼の眼 / medama 鬼の目玉 - 伝説 eyes of an Oni - Legends .

. men 鬼の面 mask with an Oni .
10 legends to explore

. Momotaro 桃太郎 the Peach Boy .

monkey-demon / at Iwaido Shrine
. saruoni, saru-oni 猿鬼 Monkey-Demon .

. namahage なまはげ the Oni of Oga, Akita .
..... 出羽鶴 本格焼酎 - なまはげ Namahage Shochu Liquor

. netsuke 根付 . with Oni .



. Oita 大分県の鬼伝説 Oni Demon Legends .
..... Kijima 鬼島 Demon Island ..... kichoo 鬼鳥 "demon bird" ..... oni no ido 鬼の井戸 the Demon well ..... 鬼ケ原の幽霊 The Ghost of Onigahara
..... 鬼の石段 stone stairs made by a demon

. omamori, o-mamori お守り amulets to ward off the demons .

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Oni – The classic Japanese demon. It is an ogre-like creature which often has horns.

. Oni 鬼 Demon Amulets .

. Oni 鬼 Demon art motives - Gallery .

. Onibaba 鬼婆 The demon hag of Adachigahara .
(onibaba 鬼婆々 - 52 legends to explore)
..... Oita, Shiga


. Onibabari 鬼払い driving out the demons .
oniyarai 鬼遣らい

. Onibashiri 鬼走 running demons for Setsubun .
- and Oni eshiki 鬼会式 Demon Festival

Onibi 鬼火 A demonic flame which can suck out life if they come too near.
. "devil's fire", onibi 鬼火 (おにび) .
..... kitsunebi 狐火 (きつねび) "fox fire"

- reference : Onidake 鬼岳 Volcanic Mountain (Goto islands) Nagasaki -
..... - reference: Onidake onsen 鬼岳温泉 hot spring -
21 with 鬼 岳 to explore

Onidake Inari is a famous shrine in Oeyama mountain, where the head of Shuten Doji is burried.

. onigawara 鬼瓦 demon roof tiles .

. Onigo Matsuri 鬼子祭り "Demon Boys Festival" .
..... Kokuseki-Ji Naked Man Festival 黒石裸祭 Kuroishi Festival

. onigokko, oni-gokko 鬼ごっこ game of tag / onigoto 鬼ごと .
ko o toro ko toro 子をとろ子とろ / 子を捕ろ子捕ろ "get hold of a child, get it!"


. Onihagi 鬼萩 "Demon Hagi" 萩焼 Hagi-yaki pottery .

Onihitokuchi, oni hitokuchi 鬼一口  One-eyed demons that kill and eat humans.

. Oni jinja 鬼神社 "Demon Shrine" . - Oita

. oni kenbai 鬼剣舞 "demon sword dance" Iwate .

. oniko, oni-ko 鬼子 Oni from Tsugaru, Aomori .
..... torii no oniko 鳥居の鬼コ Demons of the Toorii gates
鬼子 - also read as kishi and onigo

. Onikobe village 鬼首村 "Demon Head Village" Miyagi .
Onikoobe onsen 鬼首温泉 Onikobe Hot Spring

. onimanjuu, oni manjuu 鬼饅頭 demon's cakes .
This is a local souvenir in rememberance of the 大江山鬼伝説 Demon Legend of Oeyama Mountain

oni-musume 鬼娘 demon daughter

oni no kan 鬼の館 Oni Museum
..... 「鬼」という文字の解説 - explaining the character for ONI
. Kitakami 北上市・鬼の館 . *


. oni no kan nenbutsu 鬼の寒念仏 - 大津絵 Otsu-E pictures .
Oni no nenbutsu, nembutsu 鬼の念仏 demon praying in the cold

oni no iwaya 鬼の岩屋 - 2 legends to explore
..... Shuten Doji

. Onioi matsuri, oni-oi matsuri 鬼追い祭り .
at Kumano shrine 熊野神社, Soo town 曽於市, Miyazaki

. Onimaru 鬼丸 / 鬼切丸 Onikirimaru sword .
- dooji kirimaru 童子切丸 Doji Killer Blade

onimatsu 鬼松 demon pine tree
1 to explore


. onisube, oni sube 鬼すべ "smoking out the demons" ritual .
..... 大宰府天満宮 Dasaifu Tenmangu

onisuji 鬼筋 / oni no shison 鬼の子孫 descendants of an Oni
鬼筋 3 to explore / 鬼の子孫 4 to explore
..... oni wa soto


onitaiji, oni taiji 鬼退治 driving out the demons
during the Setsubun rituals and in regional legends
26 to explore


. oniuchigi, oni uchigi 鬼打木 firewood to ward off the demons .
onigi 鬼木(おにぎ) "demon's firewood" / oniyokegi 鬼除木 /firewood to keep the demons away
..... onisaegi, oni saegi 鬼障木 / onioshigi 鬼押木 / oniuchiboo, oni uchiboo 鬼打棒

Oniyama 鬼山 Okaymaa - 美咲町打穴中地区の鬼山桜まつり Sakura Festival at Oniyama
- reference source : facebook -


. oniyo 鬼夜 "demon's night" fire festival .
..... Daizenji Town, Kurume, Fukuoka

. oniyoozu 鬼揚子 Oniyozu kite .

. Onizawa 鬼沢 town in Tsugaru, Aomori .

onizuka 鬼塚 Demon Mound / 牛鬼塚
5 to explore


----- If you did not find your keyword here, please check a long list with ONI proverbs:
. 鬼とことわざ ONI to kotowaza - proverbs and sayings with demons .

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onsen 温泉 hot spring / oniyu 鬼湯
4 to explore
..... Oita
湯かけ鬼蔵 (ゆかけきぞう)
source : noboribetsu-spa.jp



. Otsu-E 大津絵 Paintings from Otsu .
Oni no nenbutsu, nembutsu 鬼の念仏 Demon saying Amida prayers

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- - - - - - plant names with ONI

. hoozuki 鬼燈 - 鬼灯 - ほうずき Hozuki, Chinese lantern plant .
ground cherry, lampion flower, winter cherry, husk tomato, Physalis alkekengi

. oniyuri 鬼百合 tiger lily .
ko oniyuri 小鬼百合 Lilium leichtlinii

plant names with ONI, a long list
平安時代に成立した辞書に鬼とは、隠(おん)のなまったもので”隠れて姿を表さないもの”と書かれています.
- reference source : eisai.co.jp/museum -


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. proverbs and sayings with demons 鬼とことわざ ONI to kotowaza .

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. Rashomon Gate 羅生門 - Rashomon no Oni .

rinki 林鬼 a Shogi stone
林鬼(りんき)は、将棋の駒の一つ。本将棋にはなく、大局将棋に存在する。 成ると右鵰。右鵰の駒名を「古鵰」とする説もある。 元の駒, 動き, 成駒, 動き. 林鬼(りんき)
wikipedia
and . . . 百鬼林

. Rozan-Ji Kyoto 廬山寺 : Oni of three colors. .
The red one symbolizes Greed, the blue (green) one Anger and the black one stupidity.

. Ryuutooki 龍燈鬼 Ryutoki . Dragon-lantern-carrying demon


sake  酒 rice wine - 鬼殺し Onikoroshi " killing the demon" - Shiga
48 legends to explore

. sakaki oni 榊鬼 Sakaki demon . - Aichi

Sazae-oni さざえ鬼 – A turban snail that turns into a woman.

. setsubun 節分 oni wa soto 節分 - 鬼は外 demons get out! .
100 to explore

. Shiga 滋賀県の鬼伝説 Oni Demon Legends .

. Shimane 島根県 鬼伝説 Oni Demon Legends .

shitenno 四天王 four Ten deities stepping on Jaki demons or are flanked by them
. Jaki and Shitenno . *


***** . Shuten Dooji 酒呑童子 Shuten Doji "Sake Child" Demon .
..... Ibaraki-doji, his disciple, 鬼越山 Onigoeyama in Ibaraki
..... Kidoomaru 鬼童丸、鬼同丸(きどうまる)Kidomaru
..... Oni no dookutsu 鬼の洞窟 Oni’s cave
..... Oni-take Inari Jinja 鬼岳稲荷神社 Shrine
..... Oni-iwa 鬼岩 Demon boulder - Hyogo, Gifu and others *
..... 鬼殺し Onikoroshi " killing the demon" - Sake

. sumoo 鬼の相撲 Sumo wrestling of the Demons .
..... Oni no Sumoba 鬼の相撲場 The Devil's Sumo Ring


sword 刀 katana, blades to kill an Oni - onikiri, Onimaru
..... Shiga


tiger pants - 虎柄のパンツ
. oni no koshimaki 鬼の腰巻 - oni no fundoshi 鬼の褌
oni no pantsu 鬼のパンツ pants of an oni - loincloth .

..... Oni no pants, a children's song


torii 鳥居の鬼 shinto shrine gate - see oniko
2 to explore / Iwate, Akita . . .

Toriyama Sekien and his oni

. tsuno 鬼の角 the horns of Oni demons .
some have two, some have one and some have no horns
53 to explore


. ukiyo-e 浮世絵 "pictures of the floating world" .

. ushioni, ushi-oni gyuuki, gyūki 牛鬼 "bull-demon" .
..... ox-headed monsters
Ushioni fuchi 牛鬼淵 riverside of Kochi

warau . oni ga warau 鬼が笑う to make an Oni laugh .
. 栃木県 Tochigi 馬頭町 Batomachi .

Yakushi Nyorai 薬師 and Oni
5 legends to explore


yonki, Fujiwara no Chikata no Yonki 藤原千方の四鬼 The four demons of Fujiwara Chikata
..... Shiga

. yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - List .
They are often translated as demons.

. Yukijin 湯鬼神 Demon Guardian of the Hot Springs .
..... Oni 登別の鬼 The Demons of Noboribetsu Hot Spring, Hokkaido


***** . Zenki 前鬼 and his wife Goki 後鬼 .


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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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jigoku-e paintings of hell

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jigokue, jigoku-e 地獄絵 paintings of hell


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. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell .
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Masuda Family Hell Scroll
Gaki Zoshi (Stories of Hungry Ghosts) Tokyo National eMuseum
Hell Scroll (Tokyo National eMuseum)
Hungry Ghosts Scroll (Tokyo National eMuseum)
Scroll of the Hungry Ghosts (Kyoto National Museum)
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Depicting the horrors of hell through art
is a tradition in Buddhism that goes back at least 1,000 years in Japan. By depicting the suffering in store for sinners, the artworks were supposed to scare people onto the straight and narrow.
But if that’s what this late 19th century scroll was for, it might have had the opposite effect. We’ve never seen such a cute hellscape!



This particular scroll is part of Waseda University’s collection and is a copy by an artist called Kanshou of an unknown earlier hell scroll. His style is simple and kind of spindly, making the humans and devils look cartoonish. The combination that doodling style and the sometimes nonsensical situations makes for a very cute package, in our opinion.
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Having beans thrown at you, being glared at while sitting in a flower - - what horror!
So, Hell.
It’s supposed to be a scary, not-so-cool place, right? All that fire and torture and eternal suffering are supposed to be the ultimate punishment for not acting like a good person during your life. Makes sense that it would be depicted as a pretty miserable place in artwork then, right?

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Jigoku Soshi 地獄草子 Hell Scroll


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地獄草紙 東博本 雨炎火石

地獄を描いた12世紀の絵巻物。地獄草紙と呼ばれる絵巻物は、東京国立博物館本(国宝)、奈良国立博物館本(国宝)、旧益田家本甲巻、旧益田家本乙巻の4巻があった。このうち旧益田家本乙巻は、現在では、地獄を描いたものではないとされ、「辟邪絵」(へきじゃえ)と呼ばれるようになっている。
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This scroll consists of seven painted scenes, six of which are accompanied by text. The scenes were based on descriptions of the sixteen lesser hells given in Kisekyô (literally, "Sutra of the World Arising"), which was translated into Chinese by Jnanagupta (d. 600). According to the sutra, around the eight greater hells lie sixteen lesser hells - the hells of "The Black Sand Cloud," "Excrement," "The Five Prongs," "Starvation," "Searing Thirst," "Pus and Blood," "The Single Bronze Cauldron," "Many Bronze Cauldrons," "The Iron Mortar," "Measures," "The Flaming Cock," "The River of Ashes," "The Grinder," "Sword Leaves," "Foxes and Wolves," and "Freezing Ice."
Today, these scenes are ordered such that the second, tenth, ninth, eleventh, first, sixth, and fifteenth hells appear in succession. A scroll fragment of the "Hell of the Single Bronze Cauldron" in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is thought to have originally been part of the Nara set.
Each section of the text begins with the phrase, "There is yet another hell,"
to which is added a description based on Kisekyô, in which the cause for the sinners' fall into a particular hell is recorded. According to one view, however, the seventh scene, rather than depicting the "Hell of Foxes and Wolves" (J. Korô jigoku) described in Kisekyô, represents the "Hell of Wolves and Foxes" (J. Rô yakan nairi) that appears in Dairôtankyô ("Great Sutra of the World Arising").
The paintings are executed with supple lines embellished with a variety of dark, rich colors. They have a somewhat oppressive air and yet at the same time suggest a sense of transcendental peacefulness. The style of the "Hell of the Iron Mortar" recalls the frontispiece of the Chûson-ji Temple sutras, while that of the "Hell of the Flaming Cock" shows the influence of Chinese paintings of the Song dynasty (960-1279). This handscroll has the most delicate expression of all the extant "Illustrated Scrolls of the Six Paths of Rebirth" (J. rokudô emaki), a category that includes other Hell Scrolls, the Scrolls of the Hells for Buddhist Novices (J. Shamon jigoku zôshi), the Hungry Ghosts Scroll (J. Gaki zôshi), Extermination of Evil (J. Hekijae), and the Scroll of Diseases and Deformities (J. Yamai no sôshi).
It is highly probable that these Illustrated Scrolls of the Six Paths of Rebirth correspond to the "Paintings of the Six Paths" (J. rokudô-e) mentioned in textual sources, which were commissioned by Emperor Goshirakawa (1127-92, r. 1155-58) and stored originally in Rengeô-in Temple (Sanjûsangendô).
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. information of facebook .
naraku ならく / 奈落 hell, hades - sanskrit : naraka, niraya - Naraka

. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell - Ten Yama Kings .

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Korean painting of hell



Choson period or later. Korea. First quarter of the 20th century.

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Hell paintings on folding screens 地獄絵 襖絵 fusuma-e



(北上市永明寺蔵)Iwate Kitakami
from an exhibition at 北上市和賀町岩崎の鬼の館

- source : furusato.fmii.co.jp -



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Hell paintings on hanging scrolls  地獄絵 掛け軸 kakejiku





綾部安国寺の地獄絵 Hell paintings from Ankoku-Ji in Ayabe, Kyoto


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jigoku ezu 地獄絵図 Hell Paintings


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冷え性の母に極彩地獄絵図
hieshoo no haha ni gokusai jigoku ezu

for my mother
who is always feeling so cold -
this colorful painting of hell


Hasegawa Sogyo (Hasegawa Soogyo) 長谷川双魚 (1897 - 1987)

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地獄絵図たんねんに見る西日来て
吉野義子

地獄絵図右往左往の紙魚の跡
島青櫻

地獄絵図拝して自戒常楽会
名越夜潮

地獄絵図方丈に吊り虫干しす
澤野粂子

地獄絵図赤く輝き冬に入る
細木蓉子

暑さなど何ぞ原爆地獄絵図
古橋成光

立ねぷたいちばん下は地獄絵図
松宮梗子

ソフトクリーム舐めて見てゐる地獄絵図
奥村せいち

十夜果て箱に収むる地獄絵図
北野民夫

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manga hell paintings


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図説 地獄絵の世界 The illustrated world of Hell Paintings
小栗栖 健治





地獄絵を旅する: 残酷・餓鬼・病・死体 Travelling in the world of Hell Paintings
加須屋誠




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. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .


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地獄絵の鬼が溢るる春浅し
jigoku-e no oni ga afururu haru asashi

on the hell scroll
there are so many demons -
spring just beginning

Tr. Gabi Greve

榎本愛子 Enomoto Aiko

. WKD : "thin spring" 春浅し (はるあさし) haru asashi .



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地獄絵に空白はなし安居寺
jigoku e ni kuuhaku wa nashi Ango-Ji (Yassui-Ji)

on the hell painting
not a bit is unpainted -
temple Ango-Ji


松田都青 Matsuda san




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source : henro.gozaru.jp
「安居寺」と書いて「あんこじ」と読むらしい


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安居寺 Ango-Ji /
富山県南砺市安居4941 / 4941 Yasui Nanto-shi, Toyama
In the 2nd year of the Yoro era (718 C.E.), Angoji temple was founded by Shingon Buddhist Patriarch Zenmui Sanzo, who was visiting from India. I
n the Nara period, it served as Emperor Shomu's temple, as well as that of the Kaga Domain in the Edo period, and is thus the home of many treasured items. Notable among these is the standing statue Mikae Amidanyorai, "The Staring Amida Tathagata". The most prized possession of the temple is a wooden statue of Kanon Bodhisattva from the early Heian period (designated important cultural asset), which can be seen at its unveiling once every year on October 18th.
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地獄絵の火にあたたまる十二月
鈴木鷹夫

地獄絵の鬼に止れり春の蝿
栗田やすし

地獄図絵のなかへわめきて蝉の昼 河野南畦
地獄図絵昼つかさどる黒揚羽 河野多希女
地獄図絵朱責めの暑さつづきをり 河野多希女
地獄図絵黒き揚羽が寺を抜け 河野南畦 湖の森
地獄絵ざつと見て ま 何とかなりそう 沙羅冬笛
地獄絵に諭さるる子や地蔵盆 芦澤元子
地獄絵に野萩の風のひとしきり 南光 翠峰
地獄絵に青き山あり蕨餅 野池玉代
地獄絵に風の牡丹を加ふべし 大木あまり

地獄絵のあと涅槃図にひざまづく 石野 冬青
地獄絵のうらの金箔雁のこゑ 三森鉄治
地獄絵の女は白し秋の風 武藤紀子
地獄絵の底で暴れる冬の蝿 井上純郎
地獄絵の朱が目に残り迎鐘 田中驕星
地獄絵の朱色や爪で剥がしたき 池田澄子
地獄絵の水蒼かりし桜かな 有光令子
地獄絵の破れ繕ふ土用干 高田たみ子
地獄絵の襖開けたる花見かな 福島せいぎ
地獄絵の赤を春着の裾に見し 大山安太郎
地獄絵の赤深谷の茸にも 矢島渚男 船のやうに
地獄絵の飯の炎となるお風入れ 高澤良一
地獄絵の飯は火を噴き盆の寺 長谷川櫂

地獄絵を媼の拝む彼岸寺 渡辺威人
地獄絵を見て日盛りを戻るなり 佐藤信子
地獄絵を高く掛けゐし大昼寝 石寒太 翔
地獄絵を黒羽に吊る冬田かな 古舘曹人

寒詣一灯地獄絵を照らす 石倉啓補
廻廊に地獄絵並ぶ花祭 佐藤石花
春陰やむかしこの世の地獄図絵 稲垣きく
炎天を来て地獄絵に見入るなり 佐藤美恵子
白山茶花地獄絵のごと蜂群るゝ 高木雨路
秋風に赤き地獄絵かかりけり 八木林之介
鐘楼のなかの地獄絵うそ寒し 福田甲子雄
雪とける寺地獄絵に朝日射す 中山純子 沙羅
鶏頭花地獄絵の闇たつぷりと 石田阿畏子

こはごはと地獄絵のぞく宵閻魔 鈴木胡月
こほろぎや地獄絵花鳥なかりけり 斉藤夏風
冷まじや地獄絵仕置の白女體 高澤良一 素抱
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かわいい仏像 たのしい地獄絵 - Gentle Buddha Statues - Enjoyable Hell Paintings
須藤 弘敏 (著), 矢島 新 (著) - amazon com

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Nihon Ryōiki -  Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
Haruo Shirane, Burton Watson



The Nihon ryoiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism--brought by emissaries from the king of the Korean state of Paekche--and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings in Japanese towns and cities.

The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, incorporate religious observances and materials from Korea and China, and articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that could extend beyond monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period.
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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
and their legends

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .


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