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Dr. Yashiro Yukio, internationally known as a scholar of Botticelli, a man of great learning in the art of the past and the present, of the East and the West, has summed up one of the special characteristics of Japanese art in a single poetic sentence: "The time of the snows, of the moon, of the blossoms - then more than ever we think of our comrades." When we see the beauty of the snow, when we ...
He was a close friend of the writer Yukio Mishima
. When Mishima committed suicide in 1972, his Japanese biographer Takeo Okuno stated he had nightmares about Mishima for two or three hundred nights in a row.
His works are influenced by Zen Buddhism (where insight comes through isolation) and by the haiku (a brief, but expressive poem).