Upcoming Events

JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner will be held on Friday 2 August from 6pm. This year we'll be warming up at Wasai Japanese Kitchen.

This is a great opportunity to meet other JAFA members, or those with an interest in Japan, and socialise in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a JAFA member to come along!

The cost is just $25 for JAFA financial members and $35 for non-members. Food is provided in a buffet form, with a vegan option available.

Bookings are essential and space is limited. Visit our TryBooking site to book, and don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook!

 


Artists and manga lovers, rejoice! Get creative and win the first prize of $300 CASH + a sponsorship prize pack with AnimeGO!'s 4-Koma manga competition!

What is 4-Koma?
4-Koma manga is a four panel comic strip that traditionally tells a story with a comedic ending. 4-Koma manga appears in magazines, newspapers and many other pop culture publications in Japan.

How do I enter?
Create a 4-Koma manga comic with this year's theme of 'Hachiko', submit it by 31 August 2019 and be in the draw to win - it's super easy!

For full terms and conditions, click here.

 


After the highly acclaimed sold-out shows in 2018, Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is bringing her warm smile and beautiful music back to Australia again in 2019! Collecting musical inspiration from Brazil in a Japanese family, Lisa Ono is the talented singer who brought Bossa Nova to Asia. Her 1999 album “Dream” had been sold more than two hundred thousand copies in Japan. Since then she has been known as a central figure in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.

Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Location: Adelaide Town Hall

Exclusive JAFA discount: Save 10% with the code 'JAFALISA'
Click here to book your tickets.

 


Make cute and cool greeting cards with ORIGAMI! Learn how to make a couple of origami motifs with origami paper and make your own Japanese style cards. The fee includes origami paper, card stocks and other materials for two greeting cards.

This class is for year 1-7 primary school students ONLY. Please see below for our adults class.

Date: Friday 19th July
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

Bookings are essential - please click here.

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 


Make your own Japanese style greeting cards! You can try Origami or Calligraphy or BOTH! We will also prepare other cool materials for card making. The fee includes all materials to make two greeting cards. No booking required.

Date: Saturday 20th July
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 

 


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

 


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

 

 


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.

 


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Diary Dates

Friday 19 July

Japanese Style Card Making Class - Kids

11am - 12pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 20 July

Japanese Style Card Making Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 20 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Wednesday 24 July

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

1 August - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period

 

Friday 2 August

JAFA Mid-Winter Dinner

6:00pm

Wasai Japanese Kitchen

Field St, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 3 August

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 31 August

AnimeGO! competition registrations closes

 

Tuesday 17 September

Lisa Ono Live in Adelaide

7:00pm

Adelaide Town Hall