Self-Mummification: The Japanese Monks Mummified Themselves While Alive

Mummification to the next level: Buddhist Sokushinbutsu.

Jul 30 · 5 min read

Today it seems an impossible idea to mummify yourself — but it was not an alien concept back in the 11th and 19th centuries.

It was a religious practise called “sokushinbutsu”, which Buddhist monks would undergo in Japan.