Past Events

past events

 

JAFA is hosting its first Barossa Valley winery tour! Come along for a day filled with local wines, food and fun.


Date: Saturday 28 November
Venue: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Departure: 7:45am sharp; GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000

This is a full-day tour, and will be returning to the CBD at approximately 6pm the same day.

 

What's included:

  • Private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD
  • Wine tasting
  • BBQ lunch

 

The tour will include a stop at the buzzing Angaston Farmer's Market for a taste of local produce, sampling local wine at various internationally-recognised wineries, Maggie's Beer Farm shop for delicious goodies and a BBQ lunch at the beautiful Seppeltsfield Gardens.

The tour is open to both JAFA members and non-members alike. There is a discounted rate for JAFA members, however non-members can opt to purchase their ticket plus a JAFA membership (for more information about being a JAFA member, click here).

 

Spots are limited, so register now! For more information and to secure your spot, please click here.

 

 

This year, Adelaide will be hosting a public A-bomb exhibition with artifacts. The exhibition is being organised jointly by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Australia (ICAN Australia) and the Australian Red Cross.

 

  • Hiroshima: Free Public A-Bomb Exhibition with Artefacts
  • Date: 1-30 November 2012
  • Venue: Higher Ground, Light Square, Adelaide.
  • Admission: Free
  • Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday evenings.
  • School and group bookings during the day can be made by emailing Catriona Standfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please record your contact details here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see information from ICAN about the event below. See the flyer here.

Grace Emily Hotel (232 Waymouth Street)
17th April 2011 · 16:00 - 23:00

A gig to support the Red Cross Japan & Pacific Disaster Appeal.
Tsunami hit my home town... My home country is struggling to rebuild... Some people lost everything... Japan, You are not alone... World pray for you. and Nobu & Friends "PLAY for JAPAN"
Come and enjoy nice Sunday afternoon/evening. 8 amazing music acts.
Japanese food and crafts...
$5.00 entry (all proceed to straight to charity) kids welcome.

Nobuyuki Fukuda

The UniSA Library will be holding a display of its collection of manga and anime material in the Student Lounge of Magill Library from 15 October – 16 November 2012.

The display title is 'Universe of Imagination: The Many Worlds of Japan', which embraces the strong focus of the collection on speculative ideas – manga, science fiction, parapsychology – as well as allowing for an examination of Japanese perspectives on world cultures.

A Condolence Service for victims of the Japan earthquake disaster was held in Elder Park on Monday, 11th April 2011 at 5:30pm. The Acting Consul-General of Japan Yasufumi Kotake represented Japan at the ceremony, and Natsuko Yoshimoto, concert master of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performed. The ceremony was conducted by Buddhist and Christian priests. Thanks to all who attended.


Organised by the SA Japan Earthquake Appeal Committee




 

JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 20 year history. The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, stalls and plenty of Japanese food.

JAFAの開催する子供の日のお祭りは、アデレードでは20年の歴史を誇る最大級の日本のお祭りです。お祭りでは日本に関する催し物や展示、そして露天商に日本料理の出店が立ち並びます。

 

The festival is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who made the day such a big success.

  • Click here to read a speech delivered in the Legislative Council by Hon. Carmel Zollo MLC who represented the Premier at Kodomo no Hi. Page 1 Page 2

Festival Feedback - 3 Question Survey

So we can respond to feedback and improve the festival experience for patrons, it would be greatly appreciated if you would take a minute to complete this 3 question survey. Positive feedback and/or constructive criticism more than welcome!

The Golden Week Japan Festival, "Kodomo no Hi" was held on Sunday, May 1st 2011 at Cowandilla Primary School.

See a video of last year's festival here.


The festival raised over $8000 for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal, and JAFA has decided to add some of its own funds to make the total donation $10,000.

Thanks to everyone involved for making the day such a big success.



To view videos of the festival from previous years, click here
Kodomo no Hi 2010
Kodomo no Hi 2009

We are now searching for subcommittee members to help organise next year's festival. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Diary Dates

 

1st and 3rd Saturdays each Month

Craft Classes

18th September 2021

2pm-3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla

 

Coming in 2021

AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival

Saturday 30th October, 2021

12noon-6pm

Queen's Theatre

Playhouse Ln, Adelaide

 

4th Wednesday of each Month

J-Kai

23rd September 2021

6pm-9pm

Hotel Metro

46 Grote St, Adelaide

 

Bonenkai

December 2021