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The Decay of the Angel - Yukio Mishima

This picture was taken in Amsterdam in 2009.
Yukio Mishima was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet and playwright.The Decay of the Angel (Tennin Gosui, original Japanese title) was first published in 1970, and is the last of a cycle of four novels entitled The Sea of Fertility.

"It was a bright, quiet garden, without striking features. Like a rosary rubbed between the hands, the shrilling of cicadas held sway.
There was no other sound. The garden was empty. He had come, thought Honda, to a place that had no memories, nothing.
The noontide sun of summer flowed over the still garden."

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