11·25 jiketsu no hi: Mishima Yukio to wakamono-tachi (2012)
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of Japan's greatest and most celebrated novelists. With four members of his own private army - the Tatenokai - Mishima had taken the commandant hostage and called upon the assembled military outside the Ministry to overthrow
Yukio Mishima at school ~
“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
Yukio Mishima speaks during a debate at the University of Tokyo in May 1969.
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.
“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
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Mishima Yukio 三島 由紀夫 (1925-1970) at home - Tokyo - 1961 Photo : Burt Glinn for Holiday Magazine