V–chan Uchi Katana Seppuku no Kei
The Striking Katana
Vol. 12 - The Pet Stories 2 - Wan-Wan's Plot
- Seppuku is the slashing of one's stomach. Common in Japan in the past up to the end of World War II, it was thought of as being a way to restore one's honour. The person would write a death poem then kneel down, pull up his garment then draw a small ceremonial knife and then stab himself. After this, a friend would immediatley chop off his head to end the pain.