Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu)
Online ISSN : 1884-0051
Print ISSN : 0019-4344
ISSN-L : 0019-4344
The Hell Picture of Nozoki Karakuri
Kiyoshi NEI
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2005 Volume 54 Issue 1 Pages 241-248,1261

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Nozoki Karakuri is a street performance. It took place in the 17th century. Spectators watch moving dolls and pictures, and so on, through a glass window in a box. Among the painted pictures, many were drawn from the idea of Buddhist Hell and Paradise. Nozoki Karakuri has been preserved in Fukae town, Nagasaki prefecture. It is one of the cultural treasures of Japanese Buddhism.

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