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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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Old 30th October 2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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A photo is worth 1000 words!

Without a photo, I'm afraid there isn't much to talk about...
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Old 31st October 2017, 06:44 AM   #3
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A photo is worth 1000 words!

Without a photo, I'm afraid there isn't much to talk about...


I do not have a photo yet. Besides, if one does not know about a Keris being historically used in certain ritual... would a photo enlighten?
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Possibly it is a rendering of the 'Barong and Keris' dance as performed by Balinese dancers.
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Old 31st October 2017, 04:09 PM   #5
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Possibly it is a rendering of the 'Barong and Keris' dance as performed by Balinese dancers.


Thank you, Rick. This is it. I looked up 'Barong and Keris dance' online and it is strikingly similar depiction. I'll try to post photo of the statue, but am almost certain this is what it depicts, the position of the Keris, the pose, facial expression, etc. Thanks again!
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You're very welcome Alex.
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