He was attending a lesson in hara-kiri taken by his young son.
The hara-kiri was of course a last resort, but it was an honorable death.
So it was not without cause that they were taught at school the hara-kiri.
The performance of hara-kiri carried with it certain privileges.
I seemed fully to sympathize with the Japanese view of hara-kiri.
After some days the boy died, and Kujuro was condemned to hara-kiri.
The ceremonies observed at the "hara-kiri" of a Daimio's retainer.
In old days the ceremony of hara-kiri used to be performed in a temple.
To boys there is given special training in the hara-kiri, or the art of ripping one's self up.
Hara-kiri is hara-kiri, and the private performance is even more ghastly than the official one.