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Yukio Mishima as St. Sebastian (photographer: Kishin Shinoyama)“The arrows have eaten into the tense, fragrant, youthful flesh and are about to consume his body from within with flames of supreme agony and ecstasy. But there is no flowing blood, nor yet the host of arrows seen in other pictures of Sebastian’s martyrdom. Instead, two lone arrows cast their tranquil and graceful shadows upon the smoothness of his skin, like the shadows of a bough falling upon a marble stairway.” —from Confessions of a Mask (1958) by Yukio Mishima [referring to Guido Reni’s painting]

Yukio Mishima as St. Sebastian (photographer: Kishin Shinoyama)
“The arrows have eaten into the tense, fragrant, youthful flesh and are about to consume his body from within with flames of supreme agony and ecstasy. But there is no flowing blood, nor yet the host of arrows seen in other pictures of Sebastian’s martyrdom. Instead, two lone arrows cast their tranquil and graceful shadows upon the smoothness of his skin, like the shadows of a bough falling upon a marble stairway.” —from Confessions of a Mask (1958) by Yukio Mishima [referring to Guido Reni’s painting]

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