This is a list of all upcoming events of the Japan America Society. Scroll down here to register for a specific event.
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.
Tatehana is really fun and is appropriate for any level. It does not use kenzan. Instead, we use komiwara (plastic straws that resemble the rice straws). Komiwara is re-usable. After use, we wash, clean, and dry it. You will need a slim vase that meets the following specifications:
1) 7.5-9.5 inches tall (Should not exceed 10 inches)
2) 2.75-3.15 inches wide for the mouth
3) slim, cylinder shape
4) aquarium-sized stones if the vase is not cylindrical (small pebbles will have to be added to stabilize the komiwara)
Workshop fees include the flower materials, komiwara, wires, strings, and other supplies.
Online registration is not available for this event. Please email Dr. Chikako Usui by Friday, 12pm for reservation at Chikako@umsl.edu.
Get $10 off your new or renewing general membership* when you register.
Join us at the beautiful Wild Carrot for our annual dinner and meeting. Dinner will be prepared by premier Japanese chef Naomi Hamamura of Chef de Art Catering and will include a sushi buffet and traditional Japanese hot dishes.
The evening will also feature a silent auction with a variety of Japanese art, event tickets, unique private experiences, premium spirits, and much more! Have fun bidding while supporting the JAS!
While this is the JAS annual meeting, everyone is welcome to attend - meet old friends and make some new ones while sharing your appreciation of Japan and the JAS. Reserve your spot today, and consider purchasing a table for eight.
"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400