Kodomo no hi (子供の日) Japan Festival

Sobukan recently demonstrated karate and jujutsu at the Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival at Cowandilla Primary School. Above is a display of images from Australia’s biggest volunteer run Japanese festival, including Sobukan family members, and other martial arts demonstrators. Thank you so much to all those Sobukan students that assisted on the day, including Geoff, Julie, Tom, Will, Umehara-san, Greg, Raghu, Mika, Marley, Dylan, Sei and thank you to Miho and Yu-chan for assisting with enquiries.

Look out for:
0.17 Marley playing karuta
1.24 Umehara-san playing the flute
2.13 Setting up the mats with Miho, Geoff and Julie
2.15 Chris Gillies with kids Sei and Dylan
2.18 Siblings Mika and Marley

Other martial art groups demonstrating at the festival included:
Robert Sedunary – Komei Juku – Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu
James Harata-Lee – Kendo SA – Kendo
David Scott – Aikikai – Aikido
Judo – UniSA Judo – Judo
and of course a big thank you to our unofficial sister school from the Northern Suburbs:
Shawn Donaldson – Denshinkan – Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu, who paired with Sobukan for the Karate demonstration.

I am proud to advise that Sobukan has been approached about demonstrating at the very popular OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival on 30 September. I hope to see you there!

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