Past Events

past events

BonenkaiWe hope you all enjoyed the End of Year Bonenkai Party on 4th December.

A strong crowd of 60 members and friends stayed well into the evening to celebrate our final get-together for 2009. Please find some pictures below.

Heather Smith gave us an amazing show of her enka talent, while our special guest Mr Santa Claus helped spread the Christmas cheer as we all worked on "forgetting the year".

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas an a Happy New Year.

良いお年を... See you in 2010!

2002 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.

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.

2008 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.

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!

2006 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.

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Diary Dates

Wednesday 27 November

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

Sunday 1 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

1:00pm

UniSA City West Campus

 

Friday 13 December

Bonenkai

6:00pm

Sushi Planet

1/60 West Tce, Adelaide 6000