Seppuku (or as it’s commonly known “harakiri”) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. As part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies (and likely suffer torture), as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them.

Seppuku (or as it’s commonly known “harakiri”) is a form of Japanese ritual…

“Possessing by letting go of things was a secret of ownership unknown to youth.”  - Yukio MISHIMA (1925~1970), Japanese author 三島由紀夫

Yukio MISHIMA Japanese author -“Possessing by letting go of things was a secret of ownership unknown to youth.

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima (三島由紀夫) in his study. I'm a big fan of shorter tables used while seated on the floor. Plus, a cat is always a welcome companion in a study.

『憂国』ポスターと三島由紀夫氏  『グラフィカ 三島由紀夫』(新潮社)

『憂国』ポスターと三島由紀夫氏 『グラフィカ 三島由紀夫』(新潮社)

Yukio Mishima par Marguerite Yourcenar

jodema: “ Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor and film director, Yukio Mishima.

Yukio Mishima during his failed coup of the Japanese government in 1970. Mishima was a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director, and was influential in right-wing Japanese politics. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century; he was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Yukio Mishima during his failed coup of the Japanese government in 1970. Mishima was a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director, and was influential in right-wing Japanese politics. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century; he was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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