Past Events

past events

JAFA's very talented craft instructors will be hosting an exhibition to showcase traditional Japanese crafts. Please see below for all viewing dates and workshops.

Workshop: Sashiko beginner workshop, Chiku Chiku workshop
$15/each workshop, 8 people maximum/each workshop

1. 20th October, Tuesday from 2 pm - 4 pm
2. 27th October, Tuesday from 2 pm - 4 pm


Public Viewing (Sashiko Lounge) Sashiko trial: $5

1. 23rd October, Friday 11:30 am - 5 pm
2. 25th October, Sunday 6 pm - 9 pm
3. 30th October, Friday 11:30 am - 5 pm
4. 1st November, Sunday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Venue
Multicultural Communities Council of SA
113 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000

 

Workshop Booking form
https://forms.gle/vD6WKpaH3sHX9bMP6
(pay the fee on arrival)

After the success of our Barossa Valley bus tour earlier this year, JAFA will be returning to Ubertas Wines for our Barossa Winery & BBQ event! The day includes a private return bus from Adelaide CBD.

JAFA will prepare a delicious slow cooked pig-on-a-spit for lunch, whilst the friendly staff from the family owned Ubertas winery will be on hand to supply their selection of wines.

When: Sunday 6 October (long weekend)
Departure: 10:50am sharp, Adelaide GPO
Return to Adelaide: approx. 7pm

Prices include private bus, food, wine and coffee. Self-drive and no alcohol options also available.
The tour is open to everyone, however spots are limited and bookings must be made in advance.
To view the full itinerary and to secure your tickets, click here

 


Make your own Japanese style greeting cards! You can try Origami or Calligraphy or BOTH! We will also prepare other cool materials for card making. The fee includes all materials to make two greeting cards. No booking required.

Date: Saturday 20th July
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 

 


JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner will be held on Friday 2 August from 6pm. This year we'll be warming up at Wasai Japanese Kitchen.

This is a great opportunity to meet other JAFA members, or those with an interest in Japan, and socialise in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a JAFA member to come along!

The cost is just $25 for JAFA financial members and $35 for non-members. Food is provided in a buffet form, with a vegan option available.

Bookings are essential and space is limited. Visit our TryBooking site to book, and don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook!

 


Our first two Sashiko classes have proved very popular and booked out quickly - register today so you don't miss out!

When: Saturday 2 March
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 - Free parking
Cost: $10 for JAFA members, $15 for non-members

Fee includes instruction, materials (1 Sashiko pre-printed fabric panel, 1 Sashiko thread skein, 1 Sashiko Instruction), coffee, tea and biscuits. Sashiko needles can be substituted by embroidery needles, but participants can purchase Sashiko needle set (1 short, 1 long) for AU$3. Participants can purchase more Sashiko panels or skeins if required. 

Places are limited to 10 and booking is essential by clicking here.

 


Make cute and cool greeting cards with ORIGAMI! Learn how to make a couple of origami motifs with origami paper and make your own Japanese style cards. The fee includes origami paper, card stocks and other materials for two greeting cards.

This class is for year 1-7 primary school students ONLY. Please see below for our adults class.

Date: Friday 19th July
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

Bookings are essential - please click here.

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 


Come and join us in farewelling the year at our Bonenkai! We will be celebrating at Nishiki Cafe & Izakaya with a special banquet menu, with a vegan/vegetarian option.

Date: Friday 14 December
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 21 Sturt Street, Adelaide 5000

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, tickets are just $20 for JAFA financial members! Not a member? Click here for more information! Non-members: $35.

Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

To view the full menu and to purchase your tickets, visit our TryBooking site: https://www.trybooking.com/ZNVR

 


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Diary Dates

 

1st and 3rd Saturdays each Month

Craft Classes

17th July 2021

2pm-3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla

 

Coming in 2021

AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival

11am-6pm

Queen's Theatre

Playhouse Ln, Adelaide

 

4th Wednesday of each Month

J-Kai

28th July 2021

6pm-9pm

Hotel Metro

46 Grote St, Adelaide

 

Mid Winter Dinner

Friday 30th July

 

Sato Restaurant

Melbourne St, North Adelaide