Monday, December 18, 2017

Eikoh Hosoe's photobook about Yukio Mishima: 薔薇刑 (Killed by Roses, 1963)

Monoskop has put up Hosoe's photobook covering Yukio Mishima, HERE. In both English and Japanese, the book features Mishima's aesthetics of "sun and steel." Only Ernst Juenger was ever able to achieve such a similar, "shimmering" aesthetic. Both are magical realists, sentionautic phenomenologists and psychonauts, world-reknown literaturs - among the few and the rare who lived reality to its edges and saw beyond.

For more about Mishima see the After Nature posts:

"Mishima's the Rite of Love and Death" (a very romantic piece, do watch it! One of my favorite films of all time.)

"On Ernst Junger and Yukio Mishima" (Better than Food Book Reviews, also with many links inside the post)