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[mi-shee-muh; Japanese mee-shee-mah] /mɪˈʃi mə; Japanese ˈmi ʃiˌmɑ/
[yoo-kee-oh;; Japanese yoo-kee-aw] /ˈyu kiˌoʊ;; Japanese ˈyu kiˌɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Kimitake Hiraoka) 1925–70, Japanese novelist and playwright. Unabridged
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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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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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decorated celadon, or glazed ceramic, produced in Korea during the early Choson (Yi) period (15th and 16th centuries). Punch'ong ware evolved from the celadon ware of the Koryo style; combined with the celadon glaze is the innovative Yi surface decoration, which includes inlaying, stamping, incising, sgraffito, and the application of a white slip (liquid clay) beneath the final coating of transparent glaze.

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