The Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival kicked off over the weekend, celebrating Adelaide’s cultural ties with Japan. Rather than being a traditional Japanese festival, the event was organised to celebrate the State’s links with Japan and present key interests of Japanese residents and Australians interested in Japan. Located at the Thebarton Community Centre, with the sun shining and children running around, it was the perfect day full of culture, food, friends and family.
The day involved filling our bellies with food from a range of different food stalls: we scoffed dumplings from Sookii La La Asian Street Food, sipped on sweet tea from Bubble Bus and chose between fairy floss shaped like a chicken, penguin, unicorn, or bunny from Sky Doodles Fairy Floss.
Other attractions were Japanese musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and various Japanese activities including calligraphy and bonsai, an art using cultivation techniques to create small trees. Children were kept entertained by face painting, train displays and origami learning stations. There were also professional origami stations we couldn’t help but gasp over and a room full of Japanese history to learn from.
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Header Image via Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival Adelaide Facebook page.
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