The Live You Give: Yukio Mishima *1925

Mishima Yukio, born Hiraoka Kimitake, January 14 1925 in Tokyo, Japan, was a prolific writer who is regarded by many critics as the most important Japanese novelist of the 20th century.Mishima was the son of a high civil servant and attended the aristocratic Peers School in Tokyo. During World War II, having failed to qualify… Continue reading The Live You Give: Yukio Mishima *1925

Celebration Day — fourteen / Yukio Mishima

In 1925, on this day, January 14, the novelist Yukio Mishima was born as Kimitake Hiroaka, in Nagazumi-cho 2-chome, Yotsuya-ku, Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Empire of Japan In 1982, a Cutty Sark ad with a portrait of Philip Glass caught my eye. In his hand he held a bunch of music notes, and in the… Continue reading Celebration Day — fourteen / Yukio Mishima

Today I am in Vienna!

Today I will be in the most magnificent city on this planet. The Metropolitan Opera in New York is playing operas I am not interested in, so I will not be here. Today, mind and ears will be in Vienna. To my wonderful friends in Vienna, do not try to meet me, for I will… Continue reading Today I am in Vienna!