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The Nippon Club of the Triangle hosts annual events and supports several groups to foster deeper cultural understandings between Japanese and Americans. Membership in the club is free and most of our events are also open to non-members. Completing a membership form will give you access to our mailing list which offers news about the club's events and other Japanese cultural events in the Triangle area.

Our affiliated clubs currently include Triangle Taiko (Japanese drumming), Triangle Chanoyu (traditional tea ceremony), Mochitsuki Club (mochi pounding), and Bon Odori Club (Japanese folk dance).

Upcoming Club Events

August 6: 11th Annual Summer Festival (Natsu Matsuri)

Matsuri image Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm (rain or shine)
      Onsite registration starts at 4pm
Place: NC Japan Center at 705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC
Admission: Free to public, please pre-register
Pre-Register online by July 31 to skip the registration line

English Flyer         Japanese Flyer

Pictures from last year's festival

Program                 Food Menu
Parking Guide         Layout

      You can enjoy Japanese food for purchase, Martial Arts demos, Karaoke, kid's games, and taiko performances. Come out with your family, friends, and neighbors to experience Japanese culture!
      This year we will accept cash or credit. Food purchases are with "tickets" that are bought at two ticket booths. You convert cash to tickets for use at the individual food stalls. If you have leftover tickets, you can convert back to cash.
      Food available: Yakisoba, Kushiyaki, Takoyaki, Curry & Rice, Grilled Corn, Hiyashi Chuka, Snow Cone, drinks, and more.
      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.

The Raleigh Japanese Language School will be hosting a booth to raise funds for the school.
  • Masks (Anpanman, Pokemon, Yo-kai Watch, etc.) - $8
  • Carnival Games (Ring Toss, Shooting, Water Yo-Yo Fishing & Bounce Ball Scoop) - $3
  • キャラクターお面(アンパンマン、ポケモン、妖怪ウォッチ、など) - $8
  • お祭りゲーム(輪投げ、射的、キャラクター水ヨーヨーつり、スーパーボールすくい) - $3

The Japanese Summer Festival is supported by:
  - Morinaga America Foods, Inc.
  - Pepsi Bottling Ventures
  - Otafuku Foods, Inc.
  - Waraji Japanese Restaurant

October 14-16: International Festival of Raleigh

December 17: End of Year Mochitsuki (Mochi pounding)

Nippon Club Photos

Photos from the 2016 Shinnenkai and other events are now available on Flickr.
Share your photos with us by emailing triangle_nippon_club@yahoo.com!

Shop at AmazonSmile to Support the Nippon Club

The Nippon Club of the Triangle is 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

2015 Financial Report

The 2015 financial report has been added to the Club Reports page.

Monthly Directors Meeting (the first Wednesday)

Observers are welcome. For the location and time, please contact us at triangle_nippon_club@yahoo.com.

Last updated on 7/31/2016