What is the origin of the Death Painting Womb?

Do you know the origin of the Death Painting Womb?


Death Painting Womb is about the brothers Choso, Eso and Kechizu.

But it’s actually based on an actual Buddhist painting.

It is called “Kusozu”.

It depicts 9 stages of death and decomposition of a corpse.

Starting with those that have just died, gradually decomposed into blood and flesh, eaten up by animals and birds, and by the 9th stage, they are buried with dismembered white bones.


Here’s the details of 1~9.

Choso – Dead body expands from the inside with Gas

Eso – Skin sores and breaks

Kechizu – Melted fat, blood, and body fluids ooze out of the body

Noranso – Dead body melts due to decomposition

Shouoso – Dead body turns blue-black

Tanso – Insects swarm and birds devour the dead body

Sanso – Parts of body get scattered

Kotsuso – Blood and fat disappear, leaving only bones

Shoso – Bones are burned to ashes

So the one Choso was talking about in chapter 138 is his youngest brother.


However, according to Gege Akutami, the 9 siblings other than Choso, Eso, and Kechizu are already dead…

I was hoping the other brothers would show up, but unfortunately we can’t see them.


And Yuji is their brother.

They were created with the blood of Noritoshi Kamo.That’s who Kenjaku was inside.



And Yuji’s mother is also a Kenjaku.


So they are blood brothers.

And some Kusozu depict ten scenes by adding the image of the person before dies.

So maybe this 10th one represents Yuji…!!

Gege is a genius at making characters out of things that actually exist.


It’s all information you can’t know unless you understand Japanese.

It would be great if more people like Jujutsu Kaisen by knowing the backing.

Lastly, I can’t imagine Jujutsu Kaisen without Choso.

I know I’m not the only one who loves the relationship between Yuji and Choso, despite all the painful events.

Brotherly love is good, right?

Especially I love his action when Yuij is gone…lol


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