Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima AKA 三島 由紀夫 AKA Kimitake Hiraoka

Japan 1925 – 1970

Japanese Nationalist; Author; body building and martial arts; raised a private army and invaded their Parliament, gave a speech, and when the Nation rejected it, committed seppuku; kendo, traditional Japanese swordsman;

Teachers

Marquis de Sade; Takeda Sōkaku; Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Akido; Raymond Radiguet; Oscar Wilde; Rainer Maria Rilke ; Michizō Tachihara ; Yasunari Kawabata ; Yasuzo Masumura, filmmaker;

Students

Chuck Furnace; David M*; Paul Schrader; Warren Ellis and John Cassaday, comic creators on Planetary #2;

Friends

Donald Richie; Eikoh Hosoe; Tamotsu Yatō; Kinji Fukasaku; Hideo Gosha; Jiro Fukushima, lover; Yoko Sugiyama, wife;

Enemies

Organizations

Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF); formed the Tatenokai (“shield society”), a private militia;

Author

Hanazakari no Mori AKA “Forest in Full Bloom”, 1944 ; Tabako, “The Cigarette”, 1946; Shi o Kaku Shōnen “The Boy Who Wrote Poetry”,1954; Misaki nite no Monogatari “A Story at the Cape”,1945; Chūsei “The Middle Ages”; Tōzoku “Thieves”, 1946; “Confessions of a Mask”; Kindai Bungaku, essays on Yasunari Kawabata; Shiosai “Sound of the Waves”, 1954; The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ,1956; Utage no ato “After the Banquet”, 1960; Utsukushii hoshi “Beautiful Star” ; “Sun and Steel”, 1968 ; final tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility (Hōjō no Umi)consisting of Spring Snow; Runaway Horses; The Temple of Dawn; and The Decay of the Angel; Way of the Samurai; Madame de Sade; The School of Flesh; The Sound of Waves; Forbidden Colors; Thirst for Love;

 

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