This is a list of all upcoming events of the Japan America Society. Scroll down here to register for a specific event.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • St. Louis Art Museum--Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden One Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO 63110-1380
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    Website: http://www.slam.org/Education/families.php

    "Passport to Japan" Family Sunday program. 

    Visitors to the museum will enjoy an origami workshop open from 2:00-4:00pm, and from 2:00-2:45pm the Bon Odori group will dance inside the main entry hall and invite audience participation. At 1:00pm, Osuwa taiko performs outdoors in the Sculpture Garden, to include a lion dance (in the Farrell Auditorium if inclement weather).


    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
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    Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century.  Ikebana emphasizes natural beauty of flower materials including the stems and leaves as well as the shapes, lines, and forms.  It expresses the beauty of flower materials using an asymmetric composition, empty space, and the principle of minimalism. Ikebana is also known as “kado” (華道) (the way of flowers), involving the spiritual practice of understanding nature, tranquility, harmony between all living things and oneself.

    Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement. This workshop will cover Nageire. Beginners are welcome. Workshops are held at the instructor's home in U-City (address and directions are emailed upon payment confirmation). Larger workshops are held in SSB 331 at UMSL.

    Prices include flowers.
    • 05 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis MO 63108

    JAS is very excited to partner with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for the first time in presenting this FREE event.

    View a PDF of the flier here.

    Dr. Xiaojin Wu will introduce us to the renowned Japanese art collection at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and explain its collection history, featuring the Museum’s founding director Dr. Richard Fuller (1897–1976). A family trip to Asia in 1919 ignited Dr. Fuller’s life-long passion in collecting. Over the forty years (1933–1973) of Dr. Fuller’s tenure as director, he built an incredible collection of Japanese art with the support of SAM benefactors and with professional advice from scholars, most notably Sherman Lee, who served as the Museum’s associate director from 1948 to 1952.

    Sushi and Sake Reception
    Following the presentation, visitors will be invited to a sushi and sake reception featuring authentic Japanese sake and a sushi buffet prepared by Japanese chef Naomi Hamamura of Chef d’Art Catering. These receptions are a signature feature of many events provided by the Japan America Society of St. Louis and offer an authentic “taste of Japan.”

     


    Dr. Xiaojin Wu is the Curator of Japanese and Korean Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Among the many exhibitions she has curated at SAM’s Asian Art Museum, two were among the best attended exhibitions in the museum’s recent history: Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 (2014) and Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World (2015). Before joining SAM, Dr. Wu worked at the Princeton University Art Museum as Associate Curator of Asian Art. A specialist in pre-modern Japanese painting, she received her Ph.D. in Japanese art history from Princeton University. (photo: Scott Areman)


    The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is a hidden gem in St. Louis located in a space designed by world-renowned and Pritzker-prize-winning Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. The Foundation opened to the public in 2001 in the city's Grand Center Arts District. Since then, it has operated as "a non-collecting art museum that would organize and present special exhibitions of historic and contemporary art from around the world." In 2015, the museum renovated its lower level, incorporating more public spaces and new galleries, and expanding its collection by some 50 percent. JAS is truly delighted to bring this event to the people of St. Louis in this wonderful space, and looks forward to a long relationship with this beautiful museum with a strong Japanese connection.

    • 06 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Missouri History Museum | AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room
    Registration is closed

    Japan America Society invites you to …

    A Celebration of Japanese Culture

       

    Sunday, May 6
    11:00AM to 4:30PM
    Missouri History Museum, Forest Park
    AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room
    Free Admission

       

    JAS will return to the Missouri History Museum for the 6th consecutive year. This year’s special performance includes獅子舞い(Lion Dance), 茶の湯Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony), 生け花Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement), 人形劇 (Puppet show), 舞子について (About Maiko), 紙芝居 Kamishibai (Japanese Storytelling), 邦楽 (Japanese Traditional Music), and (Zen). It also exhibitsお雛様 (Japanese Dolls) and more! Light refreshments will be served.

    11:00      

    Welcome (Missouri History Museum)

    Welcome (Greg Gorman, JAS President)

    Shishimai (Lion Dance) (St. Louis Osuwa Taiko)

    Puppet Show (St. Louis Japanese Language School)

    11:30     

    Ikebana Demonstration (Flower Arranging) (Dr. Chikako Usui)

    12:20

    Japanese Traditional Music (Gaku group)

    1:10

    Zen and Japan (Daigaku Rummé)

    1:45

    Shishimai (Lion Dance) (St. Louis Osuwa Taiko)

    Puppet Show (St. Louis Japanese Language School)

    2:00        

    Maiko (舞子): Details and Darari (だらり帯) (Meredith Weber)

    2:35

    Remarks about Hina Dolls with a song (Aya Kawasaki and singers)

    2:45

    Kamishibai (Dr. Richard Colignon)

    3:15

    Tea ceremony (Chado Society of St. Louis- Junshinan)

    4:10

    Closing (Izumi Mueller, JASWA President)

    Questions? Please contact Japan America Society of St. Louis

    UMSL/366 SSB/One University Blvd/St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 | 314 516-5754ŸEmail cisjas@umsl.edu

    • 13 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • U-City | Please email Dr. Chikako Usui for reservation at Chikako@umsl.edu.
    Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century.  Ikebana emphasizes natural beauty of flower materials including the stems and leaves as well as the shapes, lines, and forms.  It expresses the beauty of flower materials using an asymmetric composition, empty space, and the principle of minimalism. Ikebana is also known as “kado” (華道) (the way of flowers), involving the spiritual practice of understanding nature, tranquility, harmony between all living things and oneself.

    Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement. This workshop will cover  Rikka (立花). Advanced Students are recommended. Workshops are held at the instructor's home in U-City (address and directions are emailed upon payment confirmation). Larger workshops are held in SSB 331 at UMSL.

    Prices include flowers.

    Online registration is not available for this event. Please email Dr. Chikako Usui for reservation at Chikako@umsl.edu.

    • 13 May 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    Register
    Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century.  Ikebana emphasizes natural beauty of flower materials including the stems and leaves as well as the shapes, lines, and forms.  It expresses the beauty of flower materials using an asymmetric composition, empty space, and the principle of minimalism. Ikebana is also known as “kado” (華道) (the way of flowers), involving the spiritual practice of understanding nature, tranquility, harmony between all living things and oneself.

    Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement. This workshop will cover Jiyuka (Freestyle). Beginners are welcome. Workshops are held at the instructor's home in U-City (address and directions are emailed upon payment confirmation). Larger workshops are held in SSB 331 at UMSL.

    Prices include flowers.
    • 27 May 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    Register
    Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century.  Ikebana emphasizes natural beauty of flower materials including the stems and leaves as well as the shapes, lines, and forms.  It expresses the beauty of flower materials using an asymmetric composition, empty space, and the principle of minimalism. Ikebana is also known as “kado” (華道) (the way of flowers), involving the spiritual practice of understanding nature, tranquility, harmony between all living things and oneself.

    Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement. This workshop will cover Shoka. Beginners are welcome. Workshops are held at the instructor's home in U-City (address and directions are emailed upon payment confirmation). Larger workshops are held in SSB 331 at UMSL.

    Prices include flowers.
    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • St. Louis College Prep, 1224 Grattan St., St. Louis MO 63104
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    TRIVIA / トリビア

    Doors open at 6 pm | Questions start at 7 pm

    $500 Cash Prize for 1st Place!

    All the usual Trivia Night fun…

    Mulligans (5 for $10)
    Silent Auction
    Restaurant Draw
    50/50

     … with a Japanese twist.

    Japan-themed questions
    Japanese beer for sale 
    Japanese auction items

    Discount pricing for JAS members (JOIN today).
    Greater discount if you 
    register by April 30!

    Never fear... just one question per round related to Japan, soda and water for sale, too, and plenty of  auction items for non-Japanophiles to enjoy!

    Get a Premium Table with…

    • Japanese bento for each person
    • Japanese beer and sake at your table
    • 5 mulligans
    Premium Tables must be reserved by June 8, 2018.

Past events

15 Apr 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
13 Apr 2018 JAS Night at the Ballet: Cinderella
08 Apr 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
08 Apr 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
11 Mar 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shimputai
04 Mar 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
04 Mar 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
02 Mar 2018 The Way of Tea and Flowers, SLAM Art in Bloom Festival
25 Feb 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
20 Feb 2018 Japan Update: Urban Farming and Gardening in Japan and the United States
15 Feb 2018 Making It & Breaking It in Japan
11 Feb 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Valentine's Day Special)
04 Feb 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
04 Feb 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
21 Jan 2018 Shinnenkai - Japanese New Year's Celebration
14 Jan 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
07 Jan 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
07 Jan 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
31 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
18 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
17 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
15 Dec 2017 JAS Night at the Ballet: The Nutcracker
11 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
10 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
10 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
03 Dec 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
07 Nov 2017 2017 Annual Dinner [SOLD OUT]
06 Nov 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
05 Nov 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Ro-Temae
05 Nov 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
30 Oct 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
29 Oct 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
22 Oct 2017 Ikenobo Headmaster Designate Demonstration [Ikebana]
15 Oct 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Tana Temae
15 Oct 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
08 Oct 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
01 Oct 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
24 Sep 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
18 Sep 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
17 Sep 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
17 Sep 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
11 Sep 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
10 Sep 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
02 Sep 2017 Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden
27 Aug 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
20 Aug 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)[CANCELLED]
20 Aug 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Chabako-Temae
13 Aug 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
06 Aug 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
30 Jul 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)[CANCELLED]
23 Jul 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) [CANCELLED]
23 Jul 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Bon-Temae [CANCELLED]
16 Jul 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
09 Jul 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
25 Jun 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
18 Jun 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
18 Jun 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Tana Temae
17 Jun 2017 JAS Triva Night
11 Jun 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
04 Jun 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
21 May 2017 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
21 May 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
14 May 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
07 May 2017 A Celebration of Japanese Culture
30 Apr 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
23 Apr 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
16 Apr 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
09 Apr 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
23 Mar 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
19 Mar 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
05 Mar 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
26 Feb 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
21 Feb 2017 SOLD OUT - Japan Update: US-Japan Relations in 2017 and Beyond
19 Feb 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
12 Feb 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
05 Feb 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
30 Jan 2017 We Are St. Louis: A Program on Japanese-American Heritage
29 Jan 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
22 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! - Shinnenkai - Japanese New Year's Celebration
15 Jan 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
08 Jan 2017 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
18 Dec 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
04 Dec 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
13 Nov 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
10 Nov 2016 Annual Dinner
06 Nov 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Ro-Temae
06 Nov 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
30 Oct 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
23 Oct 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Tana Temae
23 Oct 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
02 Oct 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Special Workshop
25 Sep 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
22 Sep 2016 Annual JAS Benefit Golf Tournament
18 Sep 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
18 Sep 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
28 Aug 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Chabako-Temae
28 Aug 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
14 Aug 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
07 Aug 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
24 Jul 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Bon-Temae
17 Jul 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
10 Jul 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
03 Jul 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
26 Jun 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Tanatemae
26 Jun 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
05 Jun 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
29 May 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
22 May 2016 A Celebration of Japanese Culture
15 May 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
08 May 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
28 Apr 2016 Women in the Japanese Workplace
24 Apr 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
17 Apr 2016 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Bon Temae
10 Apr 2016 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
17 Feb 2016 Beer & Sake Panel Discussion
30 Aug 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
23 Aug 2015 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Arai Chakin Temae (Mid summer procedure)
16 Aug 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
02 Aug 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
26 Jul 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
12 Jul 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
21 Jun 2015 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae (Procedure of summer season) (St. Charles location)
21 Jun 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
07 Jun 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
31 May 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
12 Apr 2015 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)
02 Apr 2015 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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