Rikyū [videorecording] / Shōchiku Eiga ; gensaku Nogami Yaeko ; seisaku Akasegawa Genpei, Teshigahara Hiroshi ; kantoku Teshigahara Hiroshi.

Video/Projected medium
Hong Kong : Panorama Entertainment : [Distributed by] Panorama Distributions Co., c2003.
1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Related name
Library of Congress genre(s)
  • Riben ying hua bai nian shi ; 33. [More in this series]
  • Kinema no seiki ; 33 = A century of Japanese cinema ; 33 = Riben ying hua bai nian shi ; 33
Summary note
Breaking a self-imposed silence in the cinema for seventeen years, Teshigahara Hiroshi (of The Woman in the Dunes fame) made this brilliant comeback as a cineaste with this striking film. Late in the 16th century, an aging Buddhist priest teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord. Rikyu, on the contrary, through the tea ceremony and floral arrangements, tempers his lord, helping Hideyoshi focus on a single flower or the shape of a cup. But when the Portuguese bring guns to Japan, Hideyoshi believes that he can conquer the world. When Rikyu raises doubts about invading China, Hideyoshi demands Rikyu to commit hara-kiri. -- From container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Creation/​Production credits
Satsuei, Morita Fujio ; bijutsu, Nishioka Yoshinobu ; ongaku, Takemitsu Tōru.
System details
  • NTSC.
  • DVD ; code ; Dolby digital 5.1, Stereo.
Mikuni Rentaro, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Mita Yoshiko.
Language note
In Japanese with optional traditonal Chinese or English subtitles.
Publisher no.
Other standard number
  • 4895033730620
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