GenreDrama, History Running time1h 47m ScreenplayYoshikata Yoda LanguageJapanese
Release date1989 (1989) WriterYasushi Inoue (novel), Yaeko Nogami (novel), Yoshikata Yoda CastEiji Okuda (Honkakubo), Toshirō Mifune (Rikyu Sen-no), Gô Katô (Oribe Furuta), Kinnosuke Nakamura (Urakusai Oda), Shinsuke Ashida (Hideyoshi Toyotomi), Eijirô Tôno (Kokei) Similar moviesYaeko Nogami wrote the story for Death of a Tea Master and Rikyu
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.