File:Hungry Ghosts Scroll Kyoto 6.jpg

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English: Hungry Ghosts Scroll
日本語: 餓鬼草紙 (がきぞうし)
Français : Rouleau des Etres Affamés
한국어: 아귀도
Date late 12th century
English: Color on paper
Dimensions 26.8 × 538.4 cm (10.5 × 211.9 ″) (whole scroll)
Kyoto National Museum
Current location
English: Kyoto, Japan
Accession number
AK 229
English: Sixth section of the Hungry Ghosts Scroll located at the Kyoto National Museum. The scroll depicts the world of the hungry ghosts, one of the six realms of Buddhism and contains tales of salvation of the hungry ghosts. This particular section shows Ananda, a disciple of Shakyamuni, teaching an incantation to achieve salvation to a hungry ghost who continuously belches flames from his mouth. The whole scroll has been designated as National Treasure of Japan in the category paintings. It was possibly part of a set of scrolls depicting the six realms which was kept at Sanjūsangen-dō.
Source/Photographer Tokyo National Museum, Emuseum
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