Yukio Mishima, born in 1925, was a Japanese author, poet, actor and film director. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1947 and obtained a position as an official in the government's Finance Ministry. However, he resigned during the first year and became a professional writer. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His major works include Thirst for Love, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and The Sea of Fertility tetralogy. Mishima was also known for his natural bodybuilding and modeling career. He was featured as a photo model in Eikoh Hosoe's Ba-ra-kei: Ordeal by Rose.
Yukio Mishima is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作