2007 Festival Program

Kodomo no Hi (こどもの日) - Children's Day celebration

Date: Sunday 6th May

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, folk dancing, singing, games, kites, tea ceremony, martial arts demonstrations, exhibitions of bonsai and ikebana, craft stalls, trash and treasure stall, food stalls, Japanese trains (further information about the trains at an external site) and mochitsuki (pounding rice cake using traditional implements).

Japanese Film Festival

The film festival will present the work of Tezuka Osamu the father of Japanese anime and will feature some of his greatest stories.

JAFA will be presenting four films in conjuction with the MRC at the Mercury Cinema. The films being shown are:

  • Tuesday 1st May, 7.30pm.
  • Wednesday 2nd May, 7.30pm.
  • Friday 4th May, 7.30pm.
  • Saturday 5th May, 7.30pm.

Tickets at the door, special discount for JAFA members. For more information visit www.mercurycinema.org.au

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

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Diary Dates

Saturday 18 November

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000


Wednesday 22 November


6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 


Sunday 3 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)


UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000


Friday 8 December


6:30pm - 

Nagomi Japanese Kitchen

Shop 5, 242 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000


Saturday 16 December

JAFA Christmas Bus Tour

4:45pm - 10:30pm

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt and Lights of Lobethal

Pick-up from GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000