This is an original Japanese B2 (50 x 71cm) poster for the first release of Harakiri (Seppuku) "切腹" in 1962.
This poster is extremely rare, and probably one of the most sought after Japanese posters. The condition is very good, it has been folded.
This is one of the most iconic Japanese films directed by reknown Masaki Kobayashi. The story takes place between 1619 and 1630 during the Edo period and the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. It tells the story of Hanshirō Tsugumo, a warrior without a lord.
Any poster from this film is very rare and hard to find - this one is the rarest.
We are very lucky to have come across this symbolic original, not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity is included.