JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 20 year history. The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, stalls and plenty of Japanese food.
The festival is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who made the day such a big success.
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The Koinobori Project is a project to make Japanese carp-streamers with schools as part of a cultural exchange with Himeji, Japan.
Interested in Origami and Calligraphy?
J-KAI is on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 6pm at the Metropolitan Hotel, 46 Grote St.
友達作りにはJAFAのJ-KAIがオススメ。Metropolitan Hotel(46 Grote St.)にて第４水曜日に開催されます。どなたでも気軽に参加してください。 入場は無料です。
'Japan and Me' is a great page to visit if you are planning to visit Japan. Adelaide residents talk about their experiences visiting or living in Japan.
Click on the links to watch these excellent short films inspired by Japan and its culture.
While very popular and successful, it is time for the next generation to take over the organisation of "Kodomo no Hi".
Japanese drumming group 'Matsuri Taiko' (formerly Atsui no Taiko) formed in 2003 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. The group was formed by Katie Seaman, who began teaching this group after gaining experience at Flinders Street School of Music.
As well as a highly accomplished performance group, Matsuri Taiko offer workshops for schools and businesses, 'Come and Try' sessions and ongoing classes.
Every month, JAFA sends out the "What's On" message, with information about Japan and Japan-related events happening in Adelaide.
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JAFA is putting together a team of volunteers to go to some of the most harshly affected areas to help with ongoing clean-up and relief efforts. The first team returned from Ishinomaki in September. Here is a report about the visit (article in English) (article in Japanese)
We will send the teams of volunteers to assist with an established relief organisation named Peace Boat. Since March 16th 2011 (5 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit) Peace Boat has been active in the city of Ishinomaki, one of the hardest hit cities on the coast of north-eastern Japan.
Click here to see photos of Paul Bilney's visit to Ishinomaki.
If you are interested in donating money to help send volunteers, click here. If you're interested in volunteering yourself, read on...
22 April (Wednesday) - 6pm onwards
3 May (Sunday) - 11am-4pm
Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
Cowandilla Primary School
21 Jenkins St Cowandilla