Favorite Moves A-Z: The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

When he does manage to talk to Taeko for more than just a few moments and attempts to explain how he feels, he says that what he likes is "the flavor of green tea over rice". She does not find this illuminating. As viewers, however, we are afforded an additional insight into his character that his wife is denied when a chance encounter leads to him reuniting with his wartime platoon sergeant.