Seppuku vs. Harakiri

Seppuku vs. Harakiri — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Seppuku and Harakiri

Seppukunoun

Ritual suicide by disembowelment formerly practiced by Japanese samurai. Also called hara-kiri.

Harakirinoun

ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by warriors in the traditional Japanese society

Seppukunoun

A form of ritual suicide by disembowelment using a blade, practiced by Japanese samurai, especially to rid oneself of shame, as a means of protest or, formerly, as a method of capital punishment.