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Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born in January 14 1925 in Tokyo. This Japanese novelist, playwright, actor, film director, model and poet is now considered one of Japan’s greatest modern writers. In his lifetime he produced over 100 works, including novels, short stories, plays, literary essays, and screenplays. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize three times. His books tend to have themes such as death, spiritual barrenness, beauty, sexuality, cultural norms and changes, and the tensions between mind and body. Forbidden Colors is one of his many acclaimed novels, published in 1951, which deals with coming-of-age, homosexuality, the life of the wealthy in Japan and also the burden of the beautiful. Yukio Mishima himself never came out as gay, his family…