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Coffee versus The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice

In post war Japan, many Western companies saw meteoric growth. But Nestle struggled with their flagship product: Coffee

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nestle | Japanese tea | Coffee

Sandeep Goyal 

Sandeep Goyal

The Flavour of Green Tea over Rice was an epoch making film produced in 1952 by the famous Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. Besides being a cult film that questioned the bourgeois elitism in the post-Second World War Japan, it explored the ideological dilemmas of post-war economic recovery and prosperity.

The most interesting perspective of the film, however, was actually in the film’s title: The comforting taste, and flavour, of green tea poured over rice. A Japanese all-time favourite. For most Indians, such a flavour would be completely outside their experience set, let alone ...

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First Published: Sat, June 27 2020. 00:22 IST
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