Japanese Culture in St. Louis
Chanoyu (Chado), or the Way of Tea, is a spiritual practice formalized by Sen no Rikyu in the 16th century. To register for a tea ceremony hosted by our licensed Urasenke instructor, visit our events page here.
Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century. To register for an ikebana workshop hosted by our licensed Ikenobo instructor, visit our events page here.http://www.ikenobo.jp/english/
Kendo is the traditional Japanese martial art that uses bamboo swords and protective armor.
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In Japan, the koi is a symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune, and also of perseverance in the face of adversity. Ornamental koi are symbolic of Japanese culture and are closely associated with the country's national identity.
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko fosters Japanese-American cultural exchange through the study and performance of taiko, the art of Japanese ensemble drumming. You can see their upcoming event schedule here.