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Mark & Mary Devlin

The Mishima Incident

27 Mar, 2005

Yukio-MishimaMark receives media attention for a screenplay he has written about the relationship between Yukio Mishima, one of Japan’s most famous authors, and Henry Scott Stokes, at that time a foreign correspondent for the London Times. Mishima, the writer of Confessions of a Mask and The Temple of The Golden Pavillion was an outspoken bisexual ultranationalist who believed in the divinity of the Emperor. In an attempt to save the sould of Japan he formed his own army and in 1970 staged an abortive military coup in Tokyo, which ended with his ritual suicide. Stokes later becomes Mishima’s biographer.

The screenplay can be downloaded here.