Categories: Angst/ Drama, Adult Characters: Bankotsu, Ginkotsu, Ginta, Hakkaku, Inu Yasha, Jakotsu, Kagome Higurashi, Kikyo, Kirara, Kouga, Kyokotsu, Miroku, Mukotsu, Naraku, Renkotsu, Sango, Shippo, Suikotsu
Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
Word count: 37738 Read: 10291
Published: 21 May 2009 Updated: 12 Oct 2010
1. Kidnapping Kagome by Kittyb78 [Reviews - 2] (3756 words)
Disclaimer: I do not own or make profit from the Inuyasha series Copyrights to Inuyasha and Characters belongs to Rumiko Takahashi. Other than the first page, this plot line however is mine.
Seppuku: Death by disembowelment at one's own hand.
A/N: According to my research, Obligatory seppuku was used as a form of capital punishment for disgraced samurai, especially for those who committed a serious offense such as unprovoked murder, robbery, corruption, or treason.
The samurai were generally told of their offense in full and given a set time to commit seppuku, usually before sunset on a given day. If the sentenced was uncooperative, it was not unheard of for them to be restrained, or for the actual execution to be carried out by decapitation while retaining only the trappings of seppuku; even the short sword laid out in front of the victim could be replaced with a fan.
Unlike voluntary seppuku, seppuku carried out as capital punishment did not necessarily absolve the victim's family of the crime. Depending on the severity of the crime, half or all of the deceased's property could be confiscated, and the family stripped of rank.
http: /en. wikipedia. Org /wiki/ Seppuku - you can remove the spaces and go here for more information on the subject, and to verify it for yourselves :)