A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself.

  1. Katsuhito Ishii

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anna Tsuchiya

    Anna Tsuchiya

    Aoi Suzuishi

  2. Tadanobu Asano

    Tadanobu Asano

    Ayano Haruno - uncle

  3. Maya Banno

    Maya Banno

    Sachiko Haruno (daughter)

  4. Satomi Tezuka

    Satomi Tezuka

    Yoshiko Haruno (mother)

  5. Tomokazu Miura

    Tomokazu Miura

    Nobuo Haruno (father)

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The Taste of Tea
The Taste of Tea



Original Title 茶の味

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 17, 2004


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 23m

Budget -

Revenue -



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