By Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm
Adapted from the short story "Jigokuhen" By Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Translated by W.H.H. Norman (the story rights are in the public domain)
Length: 45 Minutes
Yoshihide is considered “the greatest painter in the land." When Yoshihide is instructed to create a folding screen depicting the Buddhist hell, he proceeds to inflict tortures upon his apprentices, so he can see what he is trying to paint. A study in how far artists are willing to go to create a masterpiece.
Hell Screen can be read here.