South Korean Protester Stabs Himself in the Stomach with Kitchen Knife

Diplomatic relationships between South Korea and Japan have been rather shaky lately, fueled by a dispute over rocky outcrop of an island called Dokdo by the South Koreans and Takeshima by the Japanese. Both country claim the ownership of the island with neither willing to give it up. Apparently, South Koreans feel so strongly about … Continue reading “South Korean Protester Stabs Himself in the Stomach with Kitchen Knife”

Real Life Seppuku Performed in Public by Yukio Mishima

Seppuku (切腹) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide usually performed by the Samurai who would disembowel themselves by cutting into their own stomach with a tantō (短刀) sword and then have an assistant, usually a close friend, deliver a decapitating blow with a katana. Seppuku has been an integral part of bushido – the … Continue reading “Real Life Seppuku Performed in Public by Yukio Mishima”

Hijack This Post plus Yukio Mishima Harakiri Scene from Yukoku

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in the Brain Fart category and right is the opportune moment so I’m gonna take this opportunity and share a Harakiri scene from a 1966 Japanese movie Yukoku which was released in English language countries under a name “Patriotism”. Yukoku was written and produced by lead actor Yukio … Continue reading “Hijack This Post plus Yukio Mishima Harakiri Scene from Yukoku”