Yamagata and Film

The Buddha Mummies of North Japan

Director: Watanabe Satoshi

JAPAN, CANADA 2017 20min

with Japanese & English subtitles

Yamagata Prefecture is known to be a holy site for “living Buddhas”—monks who underwent live self-mummification through ascetic practices. This film opens up the world of belief through an introduction to rare funerary rites of transformation and austere the practice of becoming a “living buddha.”

Online Screenings

Screening Oct 12 [Tue] 12:00 -

Running time
Oct 12 [Tue] 12:00 - 12:20
End of Streaming Time
Oct 12 [Tue] 12:50

Oct 12 [Tue] 12:00
Buy Ticket 1,300JPY

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Oct 12 [Tue] 12:30 -
Speakers (Subject to change)
Watanabe Satoshi

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* Capacity is 500.