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Yukio Mishima

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Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor & director. Work displayed a blending of modern & traditional aesthetics that broke cultural boundaries with a focus on sexuality, death, & political change. Remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku after a failed coup d'état.
Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born in Tokyo in He attended the University of Tokyo. His first work of fiction, a short story, was published when he was a .

Yukio Mishima

QOTD - Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫)

Yukio Mishima Mishima Yukio is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka Hiraoka Kimitake January 14 1925 November 25 1970 a Japanese author

Black Lizard (Kinji Fukasaku - 1968)

felineillusion: “Yukio Mishima and Akihiro Miwa in Black Lizard (Kuro Tokage) / 1968 / dir.

“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.”  —     Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving.

Yukio Mishima - Proud, Defiant, Noble

1970 Yukio Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide, also known as hara-kiri)

035: "A samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a ‘function’, one cog in a machine." - Yukio Mishima

"A samurai is a total human being, whereas a man who is completely absorbed in his technical skill has degenerated into a ‘function’, one cog in a machine.

Yukio Mishima quote.

Yukio Mishima Mishima Yukio is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka Hiraoka Kimitake January 14 1925 November 25 1970 a Japanese author

On Hagakure ( The Samurai Ethic and Modern japan) – Yukio Mishima

On Hagakure ( The Samurai Ethic and Modern japan) – Yukio Mishima

“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood.”  -Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses

“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood.

Yukio Mishima

I'm writing a research paper on Mishima Yukio for my Biography/History class. He is such a fascinating person - terrifying - but fascinating.


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