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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.

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