Upcoming Events

WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN!

Registrations are open for our AnimeGO! short film competition with the first prize being a trip to JAPAN!

Do you have what it takes? Create a short animated film with this year's theme of 'Hachiko'. Last year's judging panel featured representatives from all three South Australian universities as well as Joseph Mitchell, OzAsia Festival Artistic Director.

Competition closes 31 August 2019 with the winner to be announced at our event in October.

For more details and to register your interest, visit: www.animego.com.au/competition

 

 


Join JAFA for a day filled with local wines, food and fun on our Barossa Winery Bus Tour!

When: Sunday 24 March
Depature: 7:45am, Adelaide GPO

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

The tour includes private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD, wine tastings and a BBQ lunch (vegan option available).

The tour is open to everyone, however spots are limited and bookings must be made in advance.

To view the full itinerary and to secure your tickets, click here

 


Mizuhiki is a decorative cord, made from paper, used for gifts. It is like a ribbon for gift wrapping. Create a unique card using this beautiful technique! 

When: Thursday 21 March
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA) - 113 Gilbert St, Adelaide 5000
Cost: $5 per person for JAFA members, $10 for non-members

Fee includes: Instruction, Materials (MIZUHIKI cords, Card stocks, Envelopes and Card Making parts), coffee, tea and biscuits. Please bring your own craft scissors and any card making materials.

Places are limited and booking is essential by clicking here.

 


J-Kai is JAFA's monthly social event that has been running since 1998. It provides an opportunity for Japanese and Australians with an interest in Japan to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to be a JAFA member or speak any Japanese, just come along! Anyone can join and it's free.

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Metropolitan Hotel - 46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 (opposite Central Market)
Cost: FREE!

 

 

 

 


Come and join us in farewelling the year at our Bonenkai! We will be celebrating at Nishiki Cafe & Izakaya with a special banquet menu, with a vegan/vegetarian option.

Date: Friday 14 December
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 21 Sturt Street, Adelaide 5000

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, tickets are just $20 for JAFA financial members! Not a member? Click here for more information! Non-members: $35.

Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

To view the full menu and to purchase your tickets, visit our TryBooking site: https://www.trybooking.com/ZNVR

 


Parafield Gardens High School is looking for people to join their homestay program. We host two regular study tours each year, and our next one will be from March 9-16, 2019. Students are from our sister school in Yokohama, and all participating homestays will receive a small reimbursement to cover living costs during their stay.

For full requirements please click here.

If you are interested in joining the homestay program or would like more information, please contact Glenda Grande at Parafield Gardens High School on 8258 9855 from 9am-4pm on weekdays, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your interest.

 If you've ever wanted to try your hand at Sashiko (刺し子), come along to our one-day only class!

When: Friday 30 November
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of SA - 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000
Cost: $10 for JAFA members, $15 for non-members

Fee includes instruction, materials (1 Sashiko pre-printed fabric panel, 1 Sashiko thread skein, 1 Sashiko Instruction), coffee, tea and biscuits. Sashiko needles can be substituted by embroidery needles, but participants can purchase Sashiko needle set (1 short, 1 long) for AU$3. Participants can purchase more Sashiko panels or skeins if required. 

Places are limited to 10 and booking is essential by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (08) 8370 8771 during business hours.

 


The Art Gallery of South Australia will host the 2018 World Tea Gathering this November as part of the OzAsia Festival. Tea artists from Australia, France, Japan, Brazil and Germany will assemble from the 2nd to 9th of November, presenting a week of pop-up events and performances celebrating the art of tea.

During the week-long gathering, members of the public are invited to discover pop-up tea performances at the Art Gallery of SA and select venues across the city. From large-scale, participatory performances, to unique one-on-one tea encounters, members of the public are invited to take part in contemporary tea practices.

For more information, visit worldteagathering.com or click here to view event details at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

 


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Diary Dates

Saturday 18 May

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Wednesday 22 May

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

1 August - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period