Bushido Code Of The Samurai - The Ritual Suicide
- The legendary 46 of the 47 Ronin; Ordered by Shogun to commit Seppuku instead having them executed as criminal after taking the law into their own hand.It recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushidō.The ronin avenged their master's honor after patiently waiting and planning for over a year to kill Lord Kira.
- Byakkotai or the White Tiger Brigade; Committed ritual suicide as the boys saw the rising smoke and assumed that the castle they defended had fallen believing their lord and families dead.However,they are mistaken in their assessment of defeat.The castle not actually been breached.
-Takeda Katsuyori: Head of Takeda Clan.Committed Seppuku with his son as his forces were destroyed by the combined armies of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ilyasu at Temmokuzan in 1582.
- Saigo Takamori , The Last Samurai: The bodies of Saigo Takamori and other leaders of the rebellion were found beheaded. The last samurais had committed seppuku by cutting off each other's head with one strike of the sword. This was the traditional samurai way of committing suicide on the battlefield when no time was left for a ceremonial suicide.Legends claimed the head was never been found.
Saigo Takamori - The Last Samurai by Yoshitoshi TsukiokaByakkotai: Wikipedia
47 Ronins: Wikipedia