Picture Scroll of Allegory of Conceited Priests
- Japan Kamakura period, ca.1296
- Handscroll; ink and color on paper
- h: 30.5cm l: 1025.0cm
This is the final scroll of a set of seven scrolls in which the priests and monks of Nara and Kyoto's major temples are all shown as tengu long-nosed demons. The scrolls ridicule and satirize their arrogant actions. The names of the figures and their speech are noted within the composition.