Mishima is standing on a marble zodiac. this is his home. a garden hose loops around his shoulders and waist. Is he naked? the end of the hose is stuffed into his mouth, held there with his left hand. look at the gesture: the hose appears to be coming from an unfathomable within.
In his right hand, he holds a wooden hammer. he raises it above his head. he is looking up at us—no, not at us—at the eye of the photographer.