Mummification process called Sokushunbutsu was practiced by Japanese

Mummification process called Sokushunbutsu was practiced by Japanese

Self mummification  process called Sokushunbutsu was practiced by Japanese Shugendō monks as the ultimate act of self denial. This ritual lasted around nine years, six of which the monk would be alive for “Talking about mummies usually conjures up images of ancient Egypt with giant Pyramids, Sphinxes, and Pharaohs. But there are tons of different […]

Kunoichi the Japanese word for female ninja

Kunoichi the Japanese word for female ninja

“Kunoichi,” the Japanese word for female ninja, literally translates as “nine and one” in reference to the female body having one more orifice than the male’s nine “Ninja is an on’yomi (Early Middle Chinese-influenced) reading of the two kanji. In the native kun’yomi kanji reading, it is pronounced shinobi, a shortened form of the transcription […]