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Director BIO: Satoshi Watanabe (The Buddha Mummies of North Japan)

Director Biography – Satoshi Watanabe Satoshi Watanabe is a documentary filmmaker based out of Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. He has made a number of successful documentary films, but among the most well known is “Reviving Recipes,” which focuses on the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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