In the movies, defeated Samurai often choose to commit suicide by cutting their stomach open. At first glance, it is very scary, but few people know that, an operation is also a solemn ceremony to preserve the honor of the Samurai. The suicide ritual, called “hara-kiri” or Seppuku, begins with the Samurai going to take a bath so that the body is pure and clean. They then wear a white robe and eat their favorite meal. When it was over, the Samurai put a small blade on the empty plate and wrote a dead poem “tanka” expressing his feelings and moods.
Next, the samurai use swords and cut his belly, ending his life. They stabbed into the stomach and put knives from left to right. But that is not the final step yet. The gruesome ritual only ends when another person helps the Samurai continue to use his sword, cutting off his head and throwing it forward in his arms.