2005 Festival Program

Kodomo no Hi (こどもの日) - Children's Day Celebration

Date: Sunday 1st May

Time: 11am - 4pm

Place: Cowandilla Primary School, 1 Jenkins St, Cowandilla

Cost: Gold coin donation

The programme for Children's Day includes lots of Japanese music, folk dancing, singing, games, kites, tea ceremony, martial arts demonstrations, exhibitions of bonsai and ikebana, craft stalls, trash and treasure stall, food stalls, Japanese trains (further information about the trains at an external site), mochitsuki (pounding rice cake using traditional implements), art exhibition, origami dinosour exhibition and Terakoya. Terakoya were temple schools that were established during the Meiji era to teach village children. At Kodomo no Hi children will have a chance to dress up in yukata and take part in Japanese lessons just as Japanese children would have done in the past.

Japanese Film Festival

JAFA will be presenting three films in conjuction with the Adelaide University Film Society. The films being shown are:

  • 3rd May, Aiki A wheelchair-bound drop-out becomes a martial arts pupil. (M Medium level violence, low level coarse language, sexual references, low level sex scene).
  • 4th May, Azumi (あずみ) In the time of the Tokugawa Shogun, a beautful young woman is raised to become the ultimate assassin. (R - Medium Level Violence)
  • 5th May, Free & Easy 3. No 3 in a series (No 16 is about to be released in Japan) The story of an office worker who is crazy about fishing. (G for General Exhibition)

OSA LogoThe screening on the 4th May will be a cooperative event with Adelaide University Overseas Students' Association as part of their M-Week (Multicultural Week) activities. The gold coin donation will need to be at least $2 as the OSA will be providing some food and drinks and this will help to cover costs.

All screenings will be at 7:30pm in the Union Cinema on the fifth floor of the Adelaide University Union building (just find the courtyard/adjacent lawns opposite the Torrens River/Lake footbridge). Admission is by gold coin donation.

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

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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