11-04-2001, 09:54 PM
Staying in the tattoo vein, I am getting a scene from the 47 Ronin Story on my back. My question is this...What kind of robe would the Kaishaku wear at the Seppuku ceremony of Oishi Kuranosuke? I have read Jack Seward's book "Hara Kiri" and it says that what the Kaishaku would wear depended on what the rank is of the man performing seppuku. I figure that a Cheif Retainer of a Daimyo is considered a high rank. Would anyone know what color (my guess is white) would the robe or kamishimo would be? Would it be a solid color or could it be patterned. I'd like to have this tattoo sticking with the tradition as much as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can email me at email@example.com or post a message here. Thanks.