Posted on January 9, 2020 at 2:06 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Footage once thought lost of a Japanese poet and novelist has been recovered and will be the center of an upcoming documentary, reports Variety magazine.
The writing style of Yukio Mishima — best known for Confessions of a Mask and The Temple of the Golden Pavilion — was highly praised and earned him a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.
However, Mishima was also a Japanese nationalist who wanted the emperor’s powers restored; he committed suicide in 1970, a year after failing to inspire an army mutiny.
The footage recently found depicts a debate between Mishima and students at Tokyo University — itself the topic of the film Mishima: The Last Debate.
Read more about the documentary in Variety.
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