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.



Kendo is the traditional Japanese martial art that uses bamboo swords and protective armor.

For more information, contact:

Koi Ponds 

In Japan, the koi is a symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune, and also of perseverance in the face of adversity.[45] Ornamental koi are symbolic of Japanese culture and are closely associated with the country's national identity.

For more information, visit Gateway Koi and Pond Club or contact Pamela Jokerst at pamjokerst@gmail.com


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.


"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
362 SSB
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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