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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival 2016

JAFA Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
JAFA’s Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide, South Australia. The festival organised by the JAFA (Japan Australia Friendship Association) has been running for over 20 years now. It's 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 delicious 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 

What: Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
When: Sunday, 1st May 2016 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 of the festival

Volunteers, stallholders, performers and display holders are needed. Please visit the website below to apply or to find out more about the festival.


Here are some pictures from last year's event.

JAFA Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival
Japanese festival yukata

Japanese festival atmopshere and fun
Japanese festival atmosphere and fun

Popular Japanese festival food Takoyaki
Popular Japanese festival food Takoyaki

Martial Arts Demonstration
Martial Arts Demonstration
Japanese Taiko Drumming
Japanese Taiko Drumming

Traditional Japanese Costume
Traditional Japanese Costume

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  1. Thank you for the information! I did not know it existed! I certainly will go next year!

    1. Thank you JAR for your comment. I hope you can make it along next year :)


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