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The Rivers of Life

Shortly before his death, Mishima organized a public exhibit about both his life and writing. It was held between November 12th and 19th during the year 1970 at the Tobu department store in Tokyo. The exhibit attracted 100,000 visitors by the time it closed. Mishima organized the exhibit into four parts:

It is curious that he choose a four part structure for the exhibit that resembled the four part structure of some of his works. "Sea of Fertility" is divided into four parts as well as the narrative structure of "Kyoko's House" which has four characters which each represent a different side of Mishima's personality.