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Gokurakuen Afterlife Hell - The concept of hell leaves little to the imagination in Buddhism. Detailed punishments are clearly proscribed for the wrongdoings done in this life. Izu Gokurakuen, a macabre hell museum, reveals the fates of those punished in its galleries showing hell according to the Ojoyoshu, complete with blood dripping models burnt alive. The people who created the place live next door and divide their time between daily routines and educating visitors about the afterlife. Before roaming the horrific displays, staff gives a talk on Buddhist Hell (in Japanese only).
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Gokurakuen Afterlife Hell - The concept of hell leaves little to the imagination in Buddhism.  Detailed punishments are clearly proscribed for the wrongdoings done in this life. Izu Gokurakuen, a macabre hell museum, reveals the fates of those punished in its galleries showing hell according to the Ojoyoshu, complete with blood dripping models burnt alive. The people who created the place live next door and divide their time between daily routines and educating visitors about the afterlife.  Before roaming the horrific displays, staff gives a talk on Buddhist Hell (in Japanese only).