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Friday, April 10, 2015

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival 2015

JAFA’s Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
JAFA’s Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide, South Australia. This year the festival is celebrating 20 years. It is great to see Japanese culture so prevalent overseas and festivals like this promoting Japanese culture. If you are a fan of Japanese culture and live in the Adelaide area make sure to mark it down on your events calendar.

The festival is a lot of fun and is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, stalls and plenty of Japanese food.

Some of the many attractions you can see at the festival include: 
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations (Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Iaijutsu) 
  • Taiko Drumming 
  • Japanese Folk Dance 
  • Traditional Japanese Folk Songs 
  • Origami 
  • Calligraphy 
  • Ikebana (Flower Arranging) 
  • Tea Ceremony 
  • Bonsai Tree Displays 
  • Japanese Pottery 
The event has won a number of prestigious community awards including:

• 2013 WINNER - The City of West Torrens Community Event of the Year Award
• 2013 WINNER - The Australia Day Council of South Australia Community Event of the Year Award

Come along for a fun day for the whole family at this unique community event.

Event Information 

When: Sunday, 3rd May 2015 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Cowandilla Primary School
Address: 21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla, SA, Australia
Cost: $2 per person, $5 per family
Access: Free parking is available
Other: Come in a Japanese costume to add to the fun

Here are some pictures from last year's event

JAFA’s Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
Girls wearing Japanese yukata

Japanese Martial Arts
Japanese Martial Arts

Chocolate Banana at the Festival
Chocolate Banana at the Festival

Japanese Taiko Drumming
Japanese Taiko Drumming

Performance at the Festival
Performance at the Festival

Performance at the Festival
Performance at the Festival

Performance at the Festival
Performance at the Festival


Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival Website

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