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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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Seppuku

Also known as hara-kiri, seppuku is a form of ritual suicide by disembowelment formerly practiced by members of Japan's samurai class. Favored because it was slow and painful—and therefore demonstrative of courage and strong resolve—voluntary seppuku was performed to avoid the dishonor of capture, show loyalty to one's lord, protest against a policy, or atone for failure. Over time, an elaborate ritual evolved that began with the samurai bathing and then dressing in robes of what color? More...
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:25:12 AM

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I knew the more common term, Hara-kiri. In some documentaries and movies, this has been shown. I remember the movie, The Last Samurai.
kamalraj
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:41:41 AM
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kisholoy mukherjee
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:51:15 AM
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srirr wrote:
I knew the more common term, Hara-kiri. In some documentaries and movies, this has been shown. I remember the movie, The Last Samurai.


I would suggest Seven Samurai by Kurosawa.
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:28:02 AM

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kisholoy mukherjee wrote:
srirr wrote:
I knew the more common term, Hara-kiri. In some documentaries and movies, this has been shown. I remember the movie, The Last Samurai.


I would suggest Seven Samurai by Kurosawa.


Was there a scene of Seppuku or Hara-kiri in Seven Samurai? Am I forgetting something?
Christine
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:48:07 AM
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Drew
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:55:55 PM
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I'm amazed that an incident of seppuku occurred as recently as 1970.
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