Episode 33: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Mishima’s controversial legacy as an LGBT icon, queer relationships and identities in Feudal Japan, Eiko Ishioka’s groundbreaking production design, kishōtenketsu narrative structure, and the movie’s unique blend of literature, theater, and film.
The Hidden History of Wakashu, Edo-Era Japan’s “Third Gender” by Claire Voon
Mishima and the Maze of Sexuality in Modern Japan by Damian Flanagan for the Japan Times
The Political Afterlives of Yukio Mishima, Japan’s Most Controversial Intellectual And Global Icon Of The Far Right by Gavin Walker