2003 Festival Program

The Festival begins with Midori no Hi when, in the spirit of the day, we plant trees in the Adelaide parklands. During the week we will screen a selection of Japanese movies, before finishing with the Kodomo no Hi celebration.

Midori no Hi - Green Day Tree Planting and Family Picnic

Date: Sunday 27th April

Time: from 10.30 am

Place: Robe Terrace, East of Medindie Road. The trees will be planted in the area bounded by Robe Terrace, Medindie Road, Lefevre Terrace and Kingston Terrace. Bring a picnic lunch. Shovels will be provided!

Japanese Film Festival

JAFA will be presenting three films with the Adelaide Uni Film Society:

Screenings will be at 7:30pm in the Union Cinema on the "5th" 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.

Kodomo no Hi - Children's Day Celebration

Date: Sunday 4th May

Time: 11am - 4pm

Place: Cowandilla Primary School, Jenkins St. Cowandilla

Cost: Gold coin donation

The programme for Children's Day includes lots of Japanese dance, music - taiko drumming and koto, tea ceremony, kimono fashion parade, kamishibai, martial arts demonstrations, exhibitions of bonsai and ikebana, craft stalls, food stalls, japanese trains and mochitsuki. There'll be student performances organized by the Japanese Language Teachers Association.

We'll also have a trash and treasure stall and book stall. If you have any Japanese books, magazines or manga that you'd like to donate, please contact us.

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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