The Taste of Tea (2004)

07/17/2004 (JP) ComedyDrama 2h 23m


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. Maya Banno

    Sachiko Haruno (daughter)

  2. Takahiro Sato

    Hajime Haruno (son)

  3. Tadanobu Asano

    Tadanobu Asano

    Ayano Haruno - uncle

  4. Tatsuya Gashūin

    Tatsuya Gashūin

    Akira Todoroki (grandfather)

  5. Satomi Tezuka

    Satomi Tezuka

    Yoshiko Haruno (mother)

  6. Tomokazu Miura

    Tomokazu Miura

    Nobuo Haruno (father)

  7. Anna Tsuchiya

    Anna Tsuchiya

    Aoi Suzuishi

  8. Rinko Kikuchi

    Rinko Kikuchi

    (as Yuriko Kikuchi)

  9. Kenichi Matsuyama

    Kenichi Matsuyama

    Young Man in Red T-Shirt

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The Taste of Tea
The Taste of Tea

Original Title 茶の味

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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