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Japan: Following military defeat, General Akashi Gidayu preparing to commit seppuku or ritual suicide with a tanto dagger. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), c. 1880
Seppuku (??, 'stomach-cutting') is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido...
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