Death of a Tea Master

Death of a Tea Master (Japanese: 千利休 本覺坊遺文, Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun also known as Sen no Rikyū: Honkakubo's Student Writings) is a 1989 Japanese biographical drama film directed by Kei Kumai. It is based on real life events of Sen no Rikyū, particularly the events surrounding his ritual suicide. It was entered into the main competition at the 43rd Venice International Film Festival, in which it won the Silver Lion.[1]

Death of a Tea Master
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Directed byKei Kumai
Music byTeizo Matsumura
CinematographyMasao Tochizawa
Edited byOsamu Inoue
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)

The film has yet to see an NTSC home media release, but there are other formats with English subtitles.[2]



  1. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
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