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Kujira

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Hello everyone,


I'm writing a novel in which Mishima's hojo no umi plays an important role in the formation of the main character and I need a bit of help.

I was not able to find by myself the original japanese message that Mishima wrote on the envelope containing the manuscript of Tennin gosui, the english translation I have sounds: "human life is limited but I would like to live forever".
Can anybody help me, please? (A romaji transliteration would also be of great help)

Thank you very much.
 

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you mean this one?

The Sea of Fertility-
海、名もないもの、地中海であれ、日本海であれ、目前の駿河湾であれ、海としか名付けないもので辛うじて統括さられながら、決してその名に服しない、この無名の、この豊かな、絶対のアナーキー。

日が曇るにつれて、海は突然不機嫌に瞑想的になり、鶯色のこまかい稜角に充たされる。薔薇の枝のように棘だらの波の茨でいっぱいになる。その棘自体にも、なめらかな生成の跡があって、海の茨は平滑に見えるのだ。

天人五衰 三島由紀夫
 

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Thanks but no, this is not what I'm looking for.

The short message I meant is not actually part of the books, it is more like a sort of suicide note he left before leaving for Ichigaya.
 

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限りある命ならば永遠に生きたい。
Kagiri aru inochi naraba eien ni ikitai.

Wikipedia says that it was written on a memo paper found in his study in his house, not on the envelope.

自決翌日の11月26日に、自宅書斎で、「限りある命ならば永遠に生きたい。 三島由紀夫」という遺書風のメモが見つかった。
三島由紀夫 - Wikipedia
 

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Thanks but no, this is not what I'm looking for.

The short message I meant is not actually part of the books, it is more like a sort of suicide note he left before leaving for Ichigaya.

ok. I thought this sentence is an essence in his life
 
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