Mishima

Mishima

[mi-shee-muh; Japanese mee-shee-mah]
noun
Yukio [yoo-kee-oh; Japanese yoo-kee-aw] , (Kimitake Hiraoka) 1925–70, Japanese novelist and playwright.
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Mishima (ˈmɪʃɪmə)
 
n
Yukio (ˈjuːkɪəʊ). 1925--70, Japanese novelist and short- story writer, whose works reflect a preoccupation with homosexuality and death. He committed harakiri in protest at the decline of traditional Japanese values

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mishima

city, Shizuoka ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is situated on the Izu Peninsula at the western foot of Mount Hakone. In early historic times it was the capital of Izu province (now part of Shizuoka prefecture), and at the beginning of the Tokugawa period (1603-1867) it became a major post town on the Tokaido (Eastern Sea Highway). The city's scenic spots include the well-known Mishima Shrine with its beautiful landscaped gardens.

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