2005 Festival Program

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

Date: Sunday 1st 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), mochitsuki (pounding rice cake using traditional implements), art exhibition, origami dinosour exhibition and Terakoya. Terakoya were temple schools that were established during the Meiji era to teach village children. At Kodomo no Hi children will have a chance to dress up in yukata and take part in Japanese lessons just as Japanese children would have done in the past.

Japanese Film Festival

JAFA will be presenting three films in conjuction with the Adelaide University Film Society. The films being shown are:

  • 3rd May, Aiki A wheelchair-bound drop-out becomes a martial arts pupil. (M Medium level violence, low level coarse language, sexual references, low level sex scene).
  • 4th May, Azumi (あずみ) In the time of the Tokugawa Shogun, a beautful young woman is raised to become the ultimate assassin. (R - Medium Level Violence)
  • 5th May, Free & Easy 3. No 3 in a series (No 16 is about to be released in Japan) The story of an office worker who is crazy about fishing. (G for General Exhibition)

OSA LogoThe screening on the 4th May will be a cooperative event with Adelaide University Overseas Students' Association as part of their M-Week (Multicultural Week) activities. The gold coin donation will need to be at least $2 as the OSA will be providing some food and drinks and this will help to cover costs.

All screenings will be at 7:30pm in the Union Cinema on the fifth floor of the Adelaide University Union building (just find the courtyard/adjacent lawns opposite the Torrens River/Lake footbridge). Admission is by gold coin donation.

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