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Old 30th October 2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default A Japanese Performing HaraKiri (Seppuku).. with the Keris

I saw a carved wooden statue of Japanese bearded man wearing only a short folded loincloth around his hips and performing what seems to be HaraKiri, with the Keris, into his right side of the chest (opposite of the heart). Not sure if this can be called HaraKiri as HaraKiri is performed to abdominal section, and from the seated position. First, I thought the man is Indonesian/Javanese based on the Keris, but the face is clearly Japanese. An unusual depiction that would be interested to know whether based on something actual or fictional. Any ideas or suggestions of what could this be?
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