Past Events

past events

 

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

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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


Four teams of international students will face off in a soccer tournament to be held in Adelaide.
JAFA and Nankatsu F.C. are involved so we really hope you will get along to this event and cheer the players on.

Quad Series Soccer Tournament
Cnr South Tce and Hutt Rd.
FINAL - 12 March 2011
 

Korea vs China       2.00pm

Japan vs Australia   4.00pm

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




BonenkaiFORGET THE YEAR 2010 with JAFA at our Bonenkai End-Of-Year Party. 

When: Wednesday, 8 December
Time: 6-9pm
Where: Metropolitan Hotel, 46 Grote Street, Adelaide
Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10

There will be a door prize ($100 gift voucher) donated by Shin Tokyo and a local band playing Japanese pop songs.  Platters of finger food will be served so it should be a great night. 

To help with catering, please let us know that you will be attending by registering here.

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.

JAFA's annual Nabe Night is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Keep the cold weather away at our annual "Nabe night"

Nabe (nabemono) is a soup/stew cooked at the table and enjoyed in the colder months.

This is what Sato Restaurant will be serving up for us...

寄せ鍋 (よせなべ) - hotpot with an assortment of ingredients (chicken, fish, seafood, vegetables etc.)
ハマチ (はまち) - “yellow tail”
茄子田楽 (なすでんがく) - grilled or oven-baked eggplant with sweet Miso sauce
焼き鶏 (やきとり) - yakitori
ご飯(ごはん)- rice
味噌汁 (みそしる)- miso soup
アイスクリー厶 ice cream

Details:
Friday, 10th August 2011 6:30 for 7pm
Sato Japanese Restaurant
(131 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide)
JAFA members $25.00
Non-members $30.00
RSVP: Monday 6th August

Booking and prepayment essential. Read on for payment details.

 

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Diary Dates

 

Saturday 18 January

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Wednesday 22 January

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

Saturday 1 February

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Saturday 1 February

Sashiko Lounge

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Saturday 15 February

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Sunday 3 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11:00am - 4:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde, Torrensville 5031