Synopsis: Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions.
Genre: Drama, History
Director(s): Hiroshi Teshigahara
Production: eRealBiz
  11 wins & 9 nominations.
135 min


Shochiku Presentation

Teshigahara Productions, Inc.

Shochiku Eizo Co., Ltd.

Itoh & Co., Ltd.

Hakuhodo Incorporated Co-production

Dedicated to Isamu Noguchi and Sofu Teshigahara

Film by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Cut all the flowers in bloom.

Welcome, my lord.

It really woke me up.

Thank you, sire.

I prefer Chojiro's red bowls.

I don't like black.

Thank you.

Excellent, my lord.

Did I perform satisfactorily?



Do you think I'm too stiff?

Want to try?

How many times have you taught me the tea ceremony?

It's already been five years

since I became your tea master.

Five years?





And Sakai.

Anything dangerous on the way?

Twice - both great perils.

Let's drink to the courage of the Portuguese.

The power and the range have improved remarkably.

I'll buy them all.

Thank you.

The captain will give you the globe and the poodle.

The globe only.

I don't need the stand.

The tea ceremony is ready.

Do you think the world is really round?

I wonder.

Try to conceive of it.

But I've never seen the world.

Never seen the world?

Well, I mean...

It all looks flat to me.

I trust the globe.

Land has no end.

Nothing invisible can exist.

Catholic priests insist on heaven and hell after death.

After death?

What does that mean?


You come, too.

On June 6th in the year 1582...

Mitsuhide Akechi and his troupes rebelled against his master,

Nobunaga Oda, who losing the battle

committed suicide at Honno Temple.

Many cherished tea ceremony utensils were completely destroyed.

Excuse me. Where does Rikyu live?

Rikyu? Over there.

Over there?

A European named Stefano is here to see you.

Aren't you Lord Nobunaga's page?

Yes. He said for me to come to your house.


Come in

And... what happened to your master?

He said come here,

then went back to his room.

He looked like...

when he went to his tearoom.

I took this when I left.

I remember that.

"Land has no end."

A letter from Matsui.

What's your name?


This is Stefano.

He'll stay with us.

My name is Ochiyo.

It's name is Globe of the World.


Who was it?

Who do you think it was?



Any more?




No more?

I'll bet on the Badger.

Too bad!


What? Hideyoshi?

I can't believe it.

I win.

Who gave you the news?

The magistrate's office.

No mistake then, eh?

Wasn't Hideyoshi out of Kyoto?

He came back and killed Mitsuhide three days, later.

Mitsuhide didn't make it then?

Wasn't good enough.

We'll be seeing more trouble.

Katsuie won't let Hideyoshi get that much power.

And Nobunaga had other powerful retainers,

like Niwa and Sakuma.

It'll be a read showdown.

I'll bet on the Monkey.

I don't like him

It's going to be Katsuie.

He's a lot better, right?

The Supreme Commander Lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi is arrived.

Justo, come here.

You're a Christian.

Sit closer to the priests.

Christians have pure hearts.

I can tell by just looking at Ukon.

That is most praiseworthy.

I'm the Supreme Commander now.

I wish no further land,

no more gold or silver.

I shall give my responsibilities to my brother Hidenaga.

So that I may concentrate on conquering Korea and China.

Therefore build a fleet.

Your country's battleships are built very well.


But neither country wants war.

Neither do I, of course.

So, I sent envoys to demand subservience.

In the future,

I will make them all become Christians.

I want to keep in close contact with you people.

Hidenaga will be at your disposal for public affairs.

Speak with Rikyu here about private matters.

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