Short Film: THE BUDDHA MUMMIES OF NORTH JAPAN, 21min., Japan, Documentary


The robed bodies of self-mummified monks from previous centuries are enshrined and venerated as “Living Buddhas” in select temples in northeastern Japan. They are thought to heal the sick and protect the living, and they continue to inspire monks with the intense dedication of their ascetic discipline.

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    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,200 USD
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