Harakiri poster

Harakiri 1962

切腹

About Harakiri

Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa, who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

Harakiri Cast

Harakiri Crew

Directing

Masaki KobayashiDirector
Kôji NiwaAssistant director
Matt DufferDirector
Ross DufferDirector

Production

Gin'ichi KishimotoAssociate producer
Makoto NaitoDevelopment manager

Sound

Toru TakemitsuOriginal music composer
Hideo NishizakiSound

Editing

Hisashi SagaraEditor

Art

Shigemasa TodaArt direction
Junpei OosumiArt direction
Zenichi TajiriSet decoration

Costume & make-up

Mitsuzô UedaCostume design
Gyôuemon KimuraHairstylist
Yoshiko KimuraHairstylist

Camera

Yoshio MiyajimaDirector of photography