Origin of seppuku
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Now, my readers will understand that hara-kiri, or seppuku, was not a mere suicidal process.
The glorification of seppuku offered, naturally enough, no small temptation to its unwarranted committal.Bushido, the Soul of Japan|Inazo Nitob
More usually the Japanese themselves speak of hara-kiri by its Chinese synonym, Seppuku.
Hara-kiri, or seppuku, is the term applied to suicide among the samurai class.Myths & Legends of Japan|F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
The physical agony of "seppuku" was, therefore, very brief, lasting but a few seconds.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick