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Emma-O and the Judges in Hell

Note: This selection of Words-and-Pictures was made on October 19, 2001, as I visited Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage.

This array of Emma-O, king of hell, and his accompanying judges, is located at Byodoji, Temple #22 of Shikoku's famous 88 Temple Pilgrimage. You can read more about my visit to Byodoji in my Logbook.

It's interesting to see Jizo Bosatsu (the Chinese Dizang Pusa [Ti Tsang Wang]) standing next to Emma (Sanskrit Yama) pleading the cases of the accused. And seated on Emma-O's other side: is that Bodhidharma, one shoe in hand?

The first picture can be clicked to enlarge; the others are arranged vertically below, left-most at the top, right-most at the bottom.

Click to enlarge (to make it SUPER big, click again!)

Bodhidharma? Binzuru?
Emma-O, King of Hell
Jizo Bosatsu

Posted October 11, 2019

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