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The Taste of Tea
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Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
Produced by Kazuto Takida
Kazutoshi Wadakura
Written by Katsuhito Ishii
Music by Little Tempo
Cinematography Kosuke Matushima
Editing by Katsuhito Ishii
Distributed by Rentrak
Released May 13, 2004 (Cannes)
Running time 143 min.
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The Taste of Tea (茶の味 Cha no aji) is a 2004 Japanese film written and directed by Katsuhito Ishii.

Plot[]

The Taste of Tea is a film that revolves around the everyday lives of the Haruno family who live in a quiet suburban village north of Tokyo. The characters are as follow: the father Nobuo is a hypnotherapist who teaches his son how to play "GO". The mother Yoshiko who draws anime. The son Hajime who is going through puberty and girls and is obsessed with the beautiful Suzushi. The daughter Sachiko who is being haunted by a giant duplicate of herself. The Uncle Ayano, a sound engineer and record producer taking it easy from his career. The grandfather Akira, who is an eccentric old man and former master artist who inspires Yoshiko to stay devoted to her dream and models for her, and Suzushi who is new to the school that Hajime attends.

Cast[]

  • Maya Banno ... Sachiko Haruno - daughter
  • Takahiro Sato ... Hajime Haruno - son
  • Tadanobu Asano ... Ayano Haruno - uncle
  • Satomi Tezuka ... Yoshiko Haruno - mother
  • Tatsuya Gashuin ... Akira Todoroki - grandpa
  • Tomoko Nakajima ... Akira Terako
  • Ikki Todoroki ... Himself
  • Tomokazu Miura ... Nobuo Haruno - father
  • Anna Tsuchiya ... Aoi Suzuishi
  • Saki Aibu ... Hotaru
  • Hideaki Anno ... Kasugabe
  • Keisuke Horibe ... Man in Noodle Shop
  • Ryo Kase ... Rokutaro Hamadayama
  • Rinko Kikuchi
  • Kirin Kin ... Grandma
  • Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ... Projectionist
  • Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Young Man in Red T-Shirt
  • Shunichiro Miki
  • Kenji Mizuhashi ... Maki Hoshino
  • Yoshiyuki Morishita
  • Kaiji Moriyama ... Dancer
  • Yuka Nomura ... Woman in Noodle Shop
  • Yoshinori Okada ... Omiya
  • Machiko Ono
  • Daigaku Sekine ... Detective
  • Kotaro Shiga
  • Issei Takahashi ... Chairman of Go Club
  • Shinji Takeda ... CM Director
  • Seiji Tanaka
  • Yoji Tanaka
  • Susumu Terajima ... Tattooed Man
  • Emi Wakui ... Narrator (voice)

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