After some days the boy died, and Kujuro was condemned to hara-kiri.
I seemed fully to sympathize with the Japanese view of hara-kiri.
The hara-kiri was of course a last resort, but it was an honorable death.
To boys there is given special training in the hara-kiri, or the art of ripping one's self up.
The ceremonies observed at the "hara-kiri" of a Daimio's retainer.
hara-kiri is hara-kiri, and the private performance is even more ghastly than the official one.
So it was not without cause that they were taught at school the hara-kiri.
Seppuku (hara-kiri) is the mode of suicide adopted amongst Samurai when they have no alternative but to die.
hara-kiri has not been uncommon among women, but in their case the mode is by cutting the throat.
It is a currish thing to look upon death in battle or by hara-kiri as a pollution: this is a thing to bear in mind.
"suicide by disembowelment," 1856, from Japanese, literally "belly-cutting," the colloquial word for what is formally called seppuku "cut open the stomach;" from hara "belly" + kiri "to cut."
A ritual of suicide, associated with warriors in traditional Japanese society.