Thursday, May 24, 2012


Nothing original this time - this post will be all about links to other amazing  asian hell related stuff that everyone should know about! First and most importantly, our comrade-in-obsession, Mats?!, made an absolutely amazing set of Giclee prints based on the "Buddhist Hell" Sculpture park at Wat Pai Rong Wua, Thailand. Get them here, pronto, or the punishment will be swift and based on the methods depicted:

If you simply have no room on the wall for all this gorgeousness (or just prefer to forever remain a cheapskate - for which there is an appropriate punishment described somewhere on the pages of this blog, btw), you might still be able to snag one of these beauties in a mini format (if, indeed,  the supplies have not run out by the time this blog hits your eyeballs):

OK, now you've indulged your thirst for merchandize, on to a few more links that I found very, very educational:

From the Kyoto Museum prints collection:

Next: this is probably the most exhaustive and scholarly web site dedicated to Japanese religions:

and lastly, not strictly hell, but ghoulish anyway; a page dedicated to an amazing Yokai book by
Gojin Ishihara (hopefully, more on him later):


Monday, May 07, 2012


All you ever needed to know about Hell in Japanese Buddhist tradition you can read here: So I won't bore you with details - instead, here a few pictures of the Judges and Generals of HellI took at the Kamakura Museum: