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

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Charles Location
    • 5
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    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.

    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 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) or Tatehana. Advanced Students are recommended for Rikka. 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.

    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.

    • 28 Oct 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.
    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 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 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.

    Online registration is not available for this event. Please email Dr. Chikako Usui by Friday, 12pm for reservation at Chikako@umsl.edu.
    • 04 Nov 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 your choice of Shoka or 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.
    • 11 Nov 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.
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wild Carrot | 3901 Shaw Blvd. | St. Louis MO 63110
    Register

    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.


    *Not valid for student-level memberships; discount code will be supplied in your confirmation email. 
    • 02 Dec 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.

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 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 Style arrangment. 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 Dec 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 a Holiday Style arrangment. 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.

    • 30 Dec 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 a new year's arrangment. 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.

Past events

15 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
14 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
14 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花) or Tatehana
08 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
07 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
07 Oct 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花) or Tatehana
30 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shofutai or Free Style (Jiyuka)
24 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shofutai
23 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shofutai
23 Sep 2018 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
23 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花) or Tatehana
17 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
16 Sep 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
13 Sep 2018 2018 Benefit Golf Outing for the Japanese Language School for Children
26 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
20 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
19 Aug 2018 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Chabako-Temae
19 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shimputai
19 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花) or Tatehana
13 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shimputai
13 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Tatehana
12 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
06 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
05 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
05 Aug 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
23 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style) or Moribana
22 Jul 2018 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Bon-Temae
22 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shimputai
22 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
16 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka Shimputai
16 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
15 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
09 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
08 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka (Free Style)
08 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
02 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
01 Jul 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
17 Jun 2018 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Tana Temae
16 Jun 2018 2nd Annual JAS Trivia Night
27 May 2018 Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony): Furo-Temae
27 May 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Shoka
13 May 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Jiyuka
13 May 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Rikka (立花)
06 May 2018 A Celebration of Japanese Culture
05 May 2018 Art in the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Curators’ Perspectives
29 Apr 2018 Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) - Nageire
29 Apr 2018 SLAM Passport to Japan
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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