Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos.
He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and usurping the Emperor's rightful power.
As the conspiracy unfolds and unravels, Mishima brilliantly chronicles the conflicts of a decade that saw the fabric of Japanese life torn apart.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 11/03/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099282891