This motion picture tells the tale of a courageous man who defined a generation by his unique way of thinking. Portrayed in the film is the story of one of the most influential masters in the history of early Japan. Considered a tea master, Rikyu would provide his subjects with lessons that prove to be beneficial to all people who follow the teachings. One of his subjects is a young warrior named Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi is on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful figures in Japan. However, he is warned by the tea master to not stray away from the lessons of tea.