Yukio Mishima 14 January 1925 - 25 November 1970
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"There's something very shabby about a noble grave... Political power and the power of wealth result in splendid graves. Really impressive graves, you know. Such creatures never had any imagination while they lived, and quite naturally their graves don't leave any room for imagination either. But noble people live only on the imaginations of themselves and others, and so they leave graves like this one which inevitably stir one's imagination. And this I find even more wretched. Such people, you see, are obliged even after they are dead to continue begging people to use their power of imagination." - Yukio Mishima
via Kashiwagi in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
. On this, the anniversary of Mishima's transformation into a headless god, a collection of video links.The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
with English subtitles.
Yukio Mishima vs. Tokyo University Zenkyoutou
on 13 May 1969.
BBC production titled The Case of Yukio Mishima
Mishima on bodybuilding
... and a single essay: "I Cut Off the Head of Yukio Mishima
" by John-Ivan Palmer.