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Dec 28, 2009, 08:23AM

Monster mummies of Japan

A collection of weird oddities from museums and the halls of Buddhist temples. Not for the squeamish.

Lurking in the halls of Buddhist temples and museums across Japan are a host of monster mummies — the preserved remains of demons, mermaids, kappa, tengu, raijū, and even human monks. Here are a few remarkable specimens for the adventurous and brave at heart.


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