Past Events

past events

BonenkaiFORGET THE YEAR 2010 with JAFA at our Bonenkai End-Of-Year Party. 

When: Wednesday, 8 December
Time: 6-9pm
Where: Metropolitan Hotel, 46 Grote Street, Adelaide
Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10

There will be a door prize ($100 gift voucher) donated by Shin Tokyo and a local band playing Japanese pop songs.  Platters of finger food will be served so it should be a great night. 

To help with catering, please let us know that you will be attending by registering here.

JAFA's annual Nabe Night is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Keep the cold weather away at our annual "Nabe night"

Nabe (nabemono) is a soup/stew cooked at the table and enjoyed in the colder months.

This is what Sato Restaurant will be serving up for us...

寄せ鍋 (よせなべ) - hotpot with an assortment of ingredients (chicken, fish, seafood, vegetables etc.)
ハマチ (はまち) - “yellow tail”
茄子田楽 (なすでんがく) - grilled or oven-baked eggplant with sweet Miso sauce
焼き鶏 (やきとり) - yakitori
ご飯(ごはん)- rice
味噌汁 (みそしる)- miso soup
アイスクリー厶 ice cream

Details:
Friday, 10th August 2011 6:30 for 7pm
Sato Japanese Restaurant
(131 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide)
JAFA members $25.00
Non-members $30.00
RSVP: Monday 6th August

Booking and prepayment essential. Read on for payment details.

 

2008 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration lets you enjoy a variety of exhibitions, displays and performances plus some great Japanese food! This year will be just as good with participants coming from Japan again.

BonenkaiWe hope you all enjoyed the End of Year Bonenkai Party on 4th December.

A strong crowd of 60 members and friends stayed well into the evening to celebrate our final get-together for 2009. Please find some pictures below.

Heather Smith gave us an amazing show of her enka talent, while our special guest Mr Santa Claus helped spread the Christmas cheer as we all worked on "forgetting the year".

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas an a Happy New Year.

良いお年を... See you in 2010!

2006 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration lets you enjoy a variety of exhibitions, displays and performances plus some great Japanese food! This year will be just as good with participants coming from Japan again.

2002 Golden Week Japan FestivalOur major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the holiday period in Japan. A well attended public event, the Kodomo no Hi celebration lets you enjoy a variety of exhibitions, displays and performances plus some great Japanese food! This year will be just as good with participants coming from Japan again.

2009 Photos

 

 

   

 Click here to view a video of the 2009 festival.

Kodomo No Hi - Children's Day Celebration 

JAFA's major event each year is the Golden Week Japan Festival held to coincide with the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. The highlight of the festival is the Kodomo no Hi Children's Day.

Lets you enjoy a variety of exhibitions, displays and performances plus some great Japanese food! This year will be just as good with participants coming from Japan again.

Date: Sunday 2nd May, 2010

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, Japanese dancing, games, kites, tea ceremony, martial arts, exhibition of ikebana, Japanese food, Japanese trains (further information about the trains at an external site) and mochitsuki (pounding rice cake using traditional implements).

2009 Golden Week Japan Festival

Access

The school is very easy to get to by bus. From the city, take the J1 or J3 bus (the airport buses), which stop on the southern side of Grenfell and Currie St.  There's a bus every 15 minutes. The closest stop is 6 on Sir Donald Bradman Dr, although the stop before (stop 5c) is also a very short walk to the school.

Further Information

To find out more, call Mike on 8370 8771 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm CST) or by email.

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Diary Dates

 

Saturday 21 October

AnimeGO! Anime Film Festival

10am - 10pm

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas (off Rundle Street)

3 Cinema Place, Adelaide 5000

  

Saturday 21 October

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Thurs 19 - Sun 22 October

Japanese Film Festival

GU Film House

128 Hindley Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Wednesday 25 October

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 

 

Saturday 4 November

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000 

 

Sunday 3 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

12pm

UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000