Chado 純心庵

Chado Society of St. Louis – Junshin-an 

The way of Japanese Tea • 茶 道

We welcome anyone who wants to participate in the tea ceremony. Classes are taught weekly in the Urasenke tradition of Chanoyu. Private lessons are also available. Please email or telephone to reserve your space for more information.
Members serve as both the “host” or one of the “guests” in a tea lesson. All learn the traditional ways to prepare, serve and drink tea. With time, more advanced methods are introduced under the guidance of the tea instructor.
There are many paths to learning Chado – the Way of Tea. Some are interested in traditional Japanese culture. Others enjoy the Art, study of Zen, meditation or simply the taste of powdered green tea. All are welcome.
Peacefulness through a Bowl of Tea
– Sen Genshitsu
千 玄室
About Us
The Chado Society was founded by Junko Ikeda, trained at the Urasenke school of tea in Kyoto. Students meet weekly and often perform at public and private events. A disciplined, fun and dedicated group, new members are always welcomed. Reach out using the form below. And follow us on social media – Facebook and Instagram.  
Urasenke Konnichian of Kyoto, Japan has nurtured the rich cultural tradition of chanoyu since the early seventeenth century. Zabosai Iemoto, sixteenth generation Grand Tea Master of Urasenke, continues the tradition of his father, now retired as Hounsai Genshitsu, Former Grand Tea Master, in fostering international goodwill through cultural exchange. The Chado Society of St. Louis follows Urasenke's teaching.
Tea house island 
The Missouri Botanical Garden is home to one of the largest Japanese gardens in North American - Seiwa-en. Follow us on social media and on the official calendar to learn when the Chado Society performs next at the tea island. In the meantime, experience the thrill of personal interpretation and discovery in the Garden's serene landscape. 

join our next event

Below is our calendar of events and classes. Those open to the public are noted. You do need to register for classes prior. Otherwise, join our mailing list to be notified up upcoming public demonstrations.
Junko Ikeda
Junko Ikeda (named So-jun by the grand tea mater of Urasenke)
is the founder the Chado Society of St. Louis, Junshin-an. Ikeda-sensei is a member of
 Minami Branch of Urasenke Kyoto, taught by Hayashi Soumi.
池田 宗純(純子)・生徒一同



茶通箱 風炉 Satsubako Furo

今回は茶通箱・風炉点前のお稽古です。掛物は蓮の絵、お花は庭から摘んできた木槿です。お菓子は手作りで『長月』と名前を付けました。生八つ橋であんこをくるんだものです。 This week’s lesson was satubako furo.The flower in the alcove is the common hibiscus from my garden, and the drawing on the scroll has a lotus pod and some […]...
Read More

夏の終わりに The End of Summer

今週は四ヶ伝 和布点 風炉点前のお稽古の後に、もうすぐ、9月になりますので慌てて盛夏のお点前「葉蓋点前」「洗い茶巾」でお薄をいただきました。 In late August we practiced wakin-date, one of the four shikaden procedures.  掛物は涼しさを誘う金魚の画。花は玄関先の『ヤブラン』が花をつけましたので活けてみました。 In the alcove I hung a painting of goldfish and for the ikebana display, ...
Read More
Contact  - all emails shared will be used for tea ceremony updates only. 

    Class Location
    Let's Talk