photos of mummies - The TrekEarth Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2009, 09:43 AM
Klapaucius Klapaucius is offline
TE Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 415
Default photos of mummies

I'm considering posting a photo of a mummy, but not an Egyptian one, a Japanese mummy.
Around 300 years ago some Buddhist priests of the Shingon sect self-mummified themselves, through a gruelling process of starvation and drinking poison. It was in order to become flesh-and-bone representations of Buddha; to achiev Buddhahood in the real world. Hundreds attempted, but only a handful managed to do it successfully.

I saw two such mummies during my time in Japan.
Would it be against the TrekEarth rules to post a photo of a mummy - a dead person - or would it be okay to do so respectfully?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 02:01 PM
tcht tcht is offline
TE Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 552
Default Re: photos of mummies

guidelines didn't say you cant post dead people and there're already a lot of mummies pics here, egyptian and others.
'respectful' or not, you've already taken the picture :)

self-mummification is not uncommon in asian buddhist countries but i have yet to see a japanese one; so would be interested in your pic.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Klapaucius Klapaucius is offline
TE Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 415
Default Re: photos of mummies

Thank you for your reply!

I have uploaded a photo of one of the two mummies. You can see it here:
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 06:07 AM
veronicacarter veronicacarter is offline
TE Newbie
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3

Honestly said I never heard about Japanese mummy before read this post , I have lite bit knowledge about chines mummy , here you provide great assistance to whose who have no knowledge about it . Description sense is also appreciable .
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:38 AM.

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.