Past Events

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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

Access

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.

Kodomo No Hi 2010Kodomo No Hi Children's Day is over for another year. It was held at the Cowandilla Primary School on Sunday, 2 May, 2010.

Click here to view a video presentation of the 2010 festival. Scroll down below to view some photos, or join our Facebook page to view a more comprehensive photo album. You are even welcome to add your own photos or videos.

Thanks to everyone in helping make this year another success. We look forward to your support in 2011!

2005 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration 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.

2003 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. Last year approximately 2,000 people attended the Kodomo no Hi celebration to 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.

2007 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration 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.

2004 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration 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.

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Diary Dates

Wednesday 28 November

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 

 

Friday 30 November

Sashiko Class

10:00am - 12:00 noon

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert St, Adelaide 5000

 

Sunday 2 December

JLPT

UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide

 

Friday 14 December

Bonenkai

6:00pm

Nishiki Izakaya

Sturt Street, Adelaide

 

Saturday 15 December

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033