Last updated on 5/6/15

2015 Calendar of Club Events

  • January 18 - Shinnenkai at Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
  • April 19 - Members Day
  • July 11 - Summer Festival
  • October 9-11 - International Festival of Raleigh
  • December - Mochitsuki

Latest News

  • Directors are planning for this year's summer festival and international festival. We need volunters, so if you are interested in helping us plan or being part of these events, you may contact us via
    Activities needing help: make takoyaki, cook yakisoba, make Japanese crepe, face painting, help needed with Mikoshi transporting, sound assistant, volunteer with a pickup truck, and more
  • Tracy Tsuetaki is the newest director of the Nippon Club.

10th Annual Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)

Matsuri image Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm (rain or shine)
      Check in starts at 4pm
Place: NC Japan Center at 705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603
Admission: Free to public, please pre-register
Register by July 5
      Phone: (919) 787-6233 (Iwashima)
      (Name, email, # adults, # children, phone number)
We need volunteers, please contact us via email.

      You can enjoy Japanese food by purchase, a music show, Martial Arts, Karaoke, kid's games, and taiko performances. Come out with your family, friends, and neighbors to experience Japanese culture!
      Attendance at the festival is around 1000 people so please register your family prior to the event. Volunteers are also welcome, please indicate your interest with your registration.
      The annual Summer Festival is a combination of both Tanabata and Obon. Tanabata is the Star Festival and people write their wishes on strips of fancy paper and display on bamboo trees signaling that summer has finally arrived and that summer vacation is just around the corner. For many Japanese, it would not be summer without Bon-odori (local folk dance) around a drum set.

Nippon Club Photos

Photos from Nippon Club events are now available on Flickr.
Share your photos with us by emailing!

Nippon Club on AmazonSmile

The Nippon Club of the Triangle is now registered with AmazonSmile. When you designate the Nippon Club as your favorite organization and make a purchase through AmazonSmile, then 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to the club. There is no additional cost to you.

Nippon Club

Monthly Director's Meeting (the first Wednesday)

Observers are welcome. For the location and time, please contact us at