Illustration frae Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, bi J. M. W. Silver, Illustrated by Native Drawings, Reproduced in Facsimile by Means of Chromolithography, Lunnon, 1867

Seppuku (切腹, "cuttin [the] abdomen/belly", formal on readin o oreeginal Kanji), whiles metathesized as harakiri (腹切り, "abdomen/belly cuttin") which is a native Japanese kun readin,[1] is a form o Japanese ritual suicide bi disembouelment.


  1. "Harakiri". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved May 12, 2016.