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

Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 have a special guest demonstration by the Ikenobo Headmaster from Urbana-Champaign. 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.

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


    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 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.

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 

    Freestyle 

    (自由花). 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.

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

    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 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.

    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Charles Location
    • 5
    Register

    Chanoyu (Chado), or the Way of Tea, is a spiritual practice formalized by Sen no Rikyu in the 16th century. You will learn about the Way of Tea from an introductory lecture, watch a demonstration, and enjoy a bowl of matcha (green powder tea) with some Japanese confections. This experience will sooth the mind with each methodic step.

    Each event will be conducted by Junko Ikeda, Urasenke Tea Instructor, in a private residence’s chashitsu (Japanese tearoom). We are located in St. Charles. Directions to the event will be emailed after payment is confirmed.

    6 seats are available per event and are sold on a First Come, First Served basis. All sales are final.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 Shofutai/生花正風体. 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.

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

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Oishi Sushi and Steak House | 100 Public Works Dr. | Chesterfield, MO 63005
    Register

    Everyone is welcome at the Japan America Society of St. Louis's Annual Dinner. This once-a-year meeting of the membership of JAS features...

    • authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by Naomi Hamamura of Chef de Art
    • live auction

    • officer elections
    Consider sponsoring a table for 8 for $600!

    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 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 a Holiday Arrangement. 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.
    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 a Holiday Arrangement. 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.

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

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 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 Freestyle/自由 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.
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 1:00 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.

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 

    Freestyle 

    (自由花). 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.

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

    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 a Holiday Arrangement. 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.

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

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • U-City (directions emailed upon payment confirmation)
    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 a New Year's Arrangement. 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.

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

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

    The event will feature 茶の湯Chanoyu (tea Ceremony), 生花Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), 着物ショーkimono show,紙芝居 Kamishibai (Children’s Storytelling), and 落語Rakugo. It also exhibitsお雛様 Japanese dolls.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    • 20 May 2018
    • St. Louis Art Museum

    "Passport to Japan" Family Sunday program. 

    Visitors to the museum will enjoy a hands-on origami workshop, several bon odori (including several with audience participation), taiko, and a lion dance. 

Past events

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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