of no fixed subtitle
March 29, 2004
You have disgraced
yourself/your family/your country/your employers, and now it's time for
... but please, don't call it "hari kiri", or you may have to do it twice.
18 years ago
Can I just point out
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? Your story just reminded me of it.
Sweet article Koko. I wish I had found that when I was researching seppuku a couple of days ago. In the 47 Ronin, my copy had rather horrible subtitles but I noticed whenever they said seppuku the subtitle said hari-kiri. Of course that movie doesn't have the whimsy of this article. If you need anyone to take care of your kitten, sciurus is on the job.
If you must perform ritual self-disembowelment, you might as well do it right.
>>DON'T engage in any of the degenerate forms of seppuku that involve stabbing yourself with a paper fan: they are vulgar and a paper cut can be quite nasty. heh.
SUSHI SUSHI HARAKIRI HARAKIRI
For a real intimate account of the act, a moving (and visceral) read is Yukio Mishima's short story
. (Mishima, if you didn't know, also committed seppuku)
Watch Paul Schrader's
while you're at it.
, and a
about seppuku. Because I've been thinking of it of late. Any volunteers for the role of