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. 

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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.
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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



 四ヶ伝 和巾点 風炉点前 Shikaden Wakin date

10-5-202 お軸は『和敬清寂』今週も、また新たの生徒さんをお迎えしました。今度は茶道の精神を説いた和敬清寂を掛けました。花は今唯一我が家の庭に咲く『ほととぎす』。準備は染付、塗蓋の水指、和布と同様の裂地の仕覆に入った中次茶入、和布、黒楽茶碗、中節茶杓。 和布を取るとき右手左手右手左手4回でする扱い方を学びます。中次茶入れの浄め方は二引き、胴...
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四ヶ伝 唐物 風炉点前 Shikaden Karamono Furo

2021年9月2 週目 アドバンスの生徒さんから四ヶ伝をお稽古したいとの要望がありましたので、まず唐物から始めました。    In this week of September, because of an advanced student’s request, we practiced karamono, one of the four secret teachings, shikaden.    お軸は『澄神静通』(ちょうしんせいつう) 心を澄ませ、静かに通る。 日常の時の過ごし方を説いているのでしょうか?お花...
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