Self-Mummified Buddhas in Japan. An Aspect of the Shugen-Dô ("Mountain Asceticism") Sect

@article{Hori1962SelfMummifiedBI,
  title={Self-Mummified Buddhas in Japan. An Aspect of the Shugen-D{\^o} ("Mountain Asceticism") Sect},
  author={Ichir{\^o} Hori},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1962},
  volume={1},
  pages={222 - 242}
}
  • Ichirô Hori
  • Published 1962
  • History
  • History of Religions
  • This paper is based upon field research undertaken by the writer on a rather unusual religious phenomenon in Japan. It is our hope to pursue research on this subject to find relations with other similar phenomena, as, e.g., in Tibet. Nevertheless, it seemed appropriate at this time to present the essence of the writer's research as it has developed thus far. Research and the writing of this paper were facilitated by the Investigating Committee for Mummies in Japan sponsored by the Mainichi… CONTINUE READING
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