oibara

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 追腹

Noun[edit]

oibara (uncountable)

  1. Seppuku of a retainer at the time of his master's death.
    • Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure
      At the time of Lord Nabeshima Naohiro's death, Lord Mitsushige forbade Naohiro's retainers the practice of oibara.