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

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


Workshop Booking form
(pay the fee on arrival)

Come and join us in farewelling the year at our Bonenkai! We will be celebrating at Sushi Planet with a set menu, with a vegan option.

Date: Friday 13 December
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 1/60 West Tce, Adelaide 5000

Tickets are just $30 for JAFA financial members and $40 for non-members.

Drinks not included, but may be purchased on the evening.

Our last two dinner events SOLD OUT so don't delay - tickets must be purchased in advance!

To view the full menu and to purchase your tickets, visit our TryBooking site:


This year's Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of SA (JLTASA) will be held on Saturday 7 September.

This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Australian speech contest. The aim of the contest is to encourage learners who are studying Japanese to showcase their language skills in a challenging context.

The winner of High School Senior division and Open Division will be invited to compete with other states/ territories winners at the Japanese Speech Contest National Finals to be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 12 October 2019.

For full entry guidelines and to download an application form, please click here.

Applications close Wednesday 28 August at 5pm.


Languages Alive! is a program of engaging and highly interactive language and cultural experiences for R-7 students. Delivered by highly proficient speakers of the relevant language, the program will run during the school holidays in metropolitan and country locations.

Who: Reception to year 7
When: October school holidays
Where: School of Languages 1 & 11 October
Cost: $10 per day; school card/healthcare card holders free

Various workshops will be held at each location, exploring a range of languages including Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Indonesian.

Register online by 29 September by clicking here.


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!


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


Artists and manga lovers, rejoice! Get creative and win the first prize of $300 CASH + a sponsorship prize pack with AnimeGO!'s 4-Koma manga competition!

What is 4-Koma?
4-Koma manga is a four panel comic strip that traditionally tells a story with a comedic ending. 4-Koma manga appears in magazines, newspapers and many other pop culture publications in Japan.

How do I enter?
Create a 4-Koma manga comic with this year's theme of 'Hachiko', submit it by 31 August 2019 and be in the draw to win - it's super easy!

For full terms and conditions, click here.


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Diary Dates

1st and 3rd Saturdays each Month

Craft Classes

1st April 2023


Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla


4th Wednesday of each Month


26 April 2023


Hotel Metro

46 Grote St, Adelaide


Coming in 2023


Kodomo no Hi

Sunday 7th May 2023

Thebarton Community Centre


AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival

29th October 2023

Adelaide Festival Centre 



December 2023