This trauma also provided material for the later story Shi o Kaku Shōnen (詩を書く少年? "The Boy Who Wrote Poetry") in 1954. However the writer Jiro Fukushima publiYukio Mishimad a revealing homosexual correspondence between himself and the famed novelist. Private life
In 1955 Mishima took up weight training and his workout regimen of three sessions per week was not disrupted for the final 15 years of his life.
He is also remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku after a failed coup d'état. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century.