2008 (10th Anniversary) Festival Program

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

Date: Sunday 4th May, 2008

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).

Volunteering at Kodomo no Hi 

Without your help we could not have this fun cultural event. If you would like to assist at the Kodomo no Hi celebration please contact Mike Dunphy or our volunteer coordinator Lauren McAllister. Lauren can be contacted at laurenureshii at hotmail dot com or by mobile (0433 259 964).

There will be a meeting at Cowandilla Primary School, 21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla, this Saturday (April 19) 10:30-12.  At the meeting you will have the chance to see the venue, meet other volunteers, find out what duties you'll be performing at the festival and ask any questions you may have.  If anyone has free time after the meeting, we also need a few people to help make signs for the 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.

Japanese Film Festival

The film festival this year has a Yakuza (Japanese mafia) theme for the evening films.

JAFA will be presenting four films in conjuction with the MRC at the Mercury Cinema. The films being shown are:

  • Tuesday 29th April, 7.30pm, A Tatooed Life (M).
  • Friday 2nd May, 7.30pm, Tokyo Drifter (M).
  • Saturday 3rd May, 2pm, Special Children's Screening Pom Poko (PG)
  • Saturday 3rd May, 7.30pm, Branded to Kill (M).

Tickets at the door, special discount for JAFA members. For more information visit http://www.mercurycinema.org.au/screenings/yakuza.html

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

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Diary Dates


1st and 3rd Saturdays each Month

Craft Classes

18th September 2021


Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla


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