Seppuku (or as it’s commonly known “harakiri”) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. As part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture), as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them.

Seppuku (or as it’s commonly known “harakiri”) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. As part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture), as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them.

“Possessing by letting go of things was a secret of ownership unknown to youth.”  - Yukio MISHIMA (1925~1970), Japanese author 三島由紀夫

“Possessing by letting go of things was a secret of ownership unknown to youth.” - Yukio MISHIMA (1925~1970), Japanese author 三島由紀夫

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima

Handsome Mishima and lovely cat

Handsome Mishima and lovely cat

Yukio Mishima at school ~

Yukio Mishima at school ~

『憂国』ポスターと三島由紀夫氏  『グラフィカ 三島由紀夫』(新潮社)

『憂国』ポスターと三島由紀夫氏 『グラフィカ 三島由紀夫』(新潮社)

三島由紀夫 Yukio Mishima

三島由紀夫 Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima par Marguerite Yourcenar

Yukio Mishima par Marguerite Yourcenar

Poet, author, actor, playwright, novelist and head of the Tatenokai (his private army) Yukio Mishima (Kimitake Hiraoka)poses in his military uniform while reviewing his troops circa 1967 in Tokyo, Japan.

Poet, author, actor, playwright, novelist and head of the Tatenokai (his private army) Yukio Mishima (Kimitake Hiraoka)poses in his military uniform while reviewing his troops circa 1967 in Tokyo, Japan.

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