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Small Japanese saber (wakisashi) ready for a ritual suicide (seppuku).
Portrait of the japanese vice admiral Ōnishi Takijirō (大西瀧治郎), the initiator of the japanese self sacrifice unit tokkōtai (特攻隊, in western countries called Kamikaze), few hours before he committed ritual suicide (Seppuku) due to the surrender of Japan at the end the Second World War.


To do:
Extend info on Seppuku, mention Bushidō literature and the Legend of the 47 ronin