Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004

February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania
249 S 36th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko’s daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself.

Parents and Children: Family Films from Japan

Thursdays in February on the Penn Campus, 7 PM

February 2 Ishii Katsuhiko, Cha no aji (The Taste of Tea), 2004
February 9 Kore’eda Hirokazu, Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking), 2008
February 16 Hosoda Mamoru, Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children), 2012
February 23 Yamada Yōji, Tokyo no kazoku (Tokyo Family), 2013