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Why Did Japanese People Stop Performing Seppuku?

Why Did Japanese People Stop Performing Seppuku?

Seppuku, a highly ritualized form of suicide that involved cutting one’s own stomach, was once part of the bushido samurai code, and considered an honorable way to die and, until the 20th century, was quite common. So what happened? Why did this practice die out?

Robot Arm Beats A Master Swordsman At Slicing Things

Robot Arm Beats A Master Swordsman At Slicing Things

Video: It’s a totally unfair fight, since this Yaskawa Bushido industrial robot arm basically stole all of master swordsman Isao Machii’s moves and is not human, so it can be programmed and won’t get tired. But it’s really fun to see man vs machine swinging swords to see who can…

These Samurai Toothpick Holders Bring Honour To Your Appetisers

These Samurai Toothpick Holders Bring Honour To Your Appetisers

Your toothpicks just became a deadly weapon. Or at least, they look a lot more like it with these samurai sword toothpick holders. Your teeth aren’t chattering because you’re cold; that’s just the food stuck between them quivering with fear.