Screening of Japanese Movie, "Rikyu"
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm
De La Salle, Room 300 - Capalbo Room 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy., Bronx, NY 10471
Please join us for the screening of Hiroshi Teshigahara's film about the 16th century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyu. The film focuses on the late stages of life of Rikyū, during the highly turbulent Sengoku period of Feudal Japan.
While serving as tea master to the new ruler, Rikyū finds himself in a uniquely privileged position, with constant access to the powerful feudal lord and the theoretical ability to influence policy, yet he studiously avoids deep involvement in politics while attempting to focus his full attention to the study and teachings of the way of tea. As society is changed violently and radically around him, also finding himself the focus of jealousy and misdirected suspicions, Rikyū ultimately can not avoid confronting larger social issues.
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