Fifty years ago, Japan's most famous writer committed suicide – now, new photos add new layers to the haunting act
By Kirsten Cather, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin
Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
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- Monday, January 11, 2021