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

Wednesday 28 February


6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 


Saturday 3 March

Taishokoto Class

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033


Saturday 3 March

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033



Saturday 3 March

JAFA Picnic

3:00pm - late

Hazelwood Park

Greenhill Rd


Sunday 6 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11:00am - 4:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde, Torrensville