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.

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


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