|Death of A Tea Master|
DIRECTOR: Kei Kumai
STARRING: Eiji Okuda, Toshiro Mifune and Kinnosuke Nakamura
Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubo ibun - In 1591, as a result of a difference of opinion with the ruling warlord of Japan, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, tea ceremony grand master Rikyu (Toshiro Mifune) was forced to commit suicide.
Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death. Years before: Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for Lord Ukon, who has angered Hideyoshi by becoming a Christian convert. Ogin's father Rikyu also displeases Hideyoshi by opposing the warlord's plan to invade China and Korea. When the animalistic Hideyoshi is rejected by Ogin, he threatens her and her father with arrest and worse.
In Rikyu, the other 1989 film about the tea master (also available at our store), his political differences with the general are brought forward.
Winner of the Silver Lion Award at the 1989 Venice Film Festival.
1989 - Color - Fullscreen 108 Min.
JAPANESE with Removable ENGLISH SUBTITLES