2009 Photos




 Click here to view a video of the 2009 festival.

Kodomo No Hi - Children's Day Celebration 

JAFA's major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. The highlight of the festival is the Kodomo no Hi Children's Day.

Lets you enjoy a variety of exhibitions, displays and performances plus some great Japanese food! This year will be just as good with participants coming from Japan again.

Date: Sunday 2nd May, 2010

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, Japanese dancing, games, kites, tea ceremony, martial arts, exhibition of ikebana, Japanese food, Japanese trains (further information about the trains at an external site) and mochitsuki (pounding rice cake using traditional implements).

2009 Golden Week Japan Festival


The school is very easy to get to by bus. From the city, take the J1 or J3 bus (the airport buses), which stop on the southern side of Grenfell and Currie St.  There's a bus every 15 minutes. The closest stop is 6 on Sir Donald Bradman Dr, although the stop before (stop 5c) is also a very short walk to the school.

Further Information

To find out more, call Mike on 8370 8771 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm CST) or by email.

Instagram @jafaadelaide #jafaadelaide


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