Rikyu (1991)


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Acclaimed director and headmaster of the Sogestsu school of flower arranging Hiroshi Teshigahara helms this elegant historical drama about tea master Sen no Rikyu. A Buddhist priest who talks of the beauty of a single flower or the shape of a hand holding a teacup, Rikyu (played by Rentaro Mikuni) not only perfected the art of the tea ceremony, but he was one of the primary arbiters of taste during his age. That era was a bloody one, culminating in the uniting of Japan's disparate kingdoms by a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
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On DVD: Jun 20, 2000



as Sen-no Rikyu

as Hideyoshi Toyotomi

as Soji Yamanoue

as Nobunaga Oda

as Ieyasu Tokugawa

as Hidenaga Toyotomi

as Oribe Furuta

as Mitsunari Ishida

as Yahei Torigai

as Kita-no-mandokoro

as O-mandokoro

as Tadaoki Hosokawa

as Priest Kokei
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Critic Reviews for Rikyu

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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Rikyu

I very much respect Buddism and I enjoy watching movies such as this one. Brilliant

Wahida K

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