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948 Ratings

The Taste of Tea

Cha no aji

Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
Japan, 2004
Comedy, Drama


A spell of time in the life of a family in rural Tochigi prefecture. Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, working on an animated film project. Uncle Ayano is looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo. Sachiko is concerned with why she seems to be followed by a giant version of herself.

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The Taste of Tea Directed by Katsuhito Ishii

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2004 | Directors' Fortnight

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Netpac Award

Kinema Junpo Awards

2005 | Winner: Best New Actress

Hawaii International Film Festival

2004 | Winner: Narrative Feature (Golden Maile Award)

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