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



ウェブスター大学で茶の湯デモンストレーション Canoyu Demonstration at Webster University

去る9月20日木曜日、ウェブスター大学の日本文化の授業の一環として、日本の代表的な文化、茶の湯のデモンストレーションを行いました。 図書館の会議室に俄か仕立てのお茶室をしつらえて、生徒さん約20名の前で茶の湯の歴史、概略、『和敬清寂』の精神などをレクチャーした後、薄茶風炉点前を説明を加えながらデモンストレーションし、その後、質疑応答の時間...
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茶箱月点前 chabako tsuki-demae

 ​ 先週と今週は茶箱月点前。 日中は30度を超す暑さですが、朝晩は涼しくなってきて、めっきり秋らしくなってきました。 そこで、茶箱のお点前の中で最も優雅と言われている月点前のお稽古です。 箱の中からお道具を全部取り出すと、風炉の横に雲の下にまあるい香合のお月様が見えました! 掛物は実りの秋のブドウの絵。お菓子はクズ餡餅。   The second and third wee...
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