Based on Yamada Yoshihiro's Hyouge Mono seinen manga. The manga has been running in Kodansha's Morning magazine since 2005. The manga won the Grand Prize in the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes (2010). It also earned an Excellence Prize in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards (2009).
The story is set during Japan's Sengoku Jidai (Era of the Warring States) and centers on Furuta Sasuke, a vassal of the great warlord Oda Nobunaga and a man obsessed with tea ceremony and material desires in his pursuit of a fortuitous life. Having learned from Oda and the legendary tea master Senne Soueki, Furuta walks the way of the Hyouge Mono.