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Yukio Mishima

Mishima in 1956
Born Kimitake Hiraoka
(1925-01-14)January 14, 1925
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Died November 25, 1970(1970-11-25) (aged 45)
Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan
Pen name Yukio Mishima

Novelist, playwright, poet,
short story writer,
essayist, critic

Nationality Japanese
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Period 1941–1970
Spouse Yoko Sugiyama (m. 1958)

Noriko Tomita (daughter)
Iichiro Hiraoka (son)

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
Yukio Mishima
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
Yukio Mishima