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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 culture clubs currently include Triangle Taiko (Japanese drumming), Triangle Chanoyu (traditional tea ceremony), Mochitsuki Club (rice pounding), Bon Odori Club (Japanese folk dance), Kendo Dōshi Club (sword martial art), and Triangle Choir Club.


March 15, 2017
We would like to announce the addition of a new affiliated culture club! The Triangle Choir Club welcomes all interested in sharing Japanese culture through music. You may learn more about the club by visiting their new webpage and Facebook page.

March 5, 2017
We would like to announce the addition of a new affiliated culture club! The Kendo Dōshi Club welcomes all interested in the learning about the way of the sword. You may learn more about the club by visiting their new webpage.

Upcoming Club Events

Additional information will be added as these events are planned throughout the year.

May 6: Kodomo no hi (Children's Day)

'Kodomo no Hi' is a national holiday in Japan to celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children. We are planning fun activities such as Children's Mochitsuki, Origami Kabuto (Samurai Helmet) Workshop, and Karate (2:00 pm – 2:45 pm) and Kendo (3:00 pm - 3:45 pm) Demo & Mini Lessons hosted by Mo's Shotokan Karate and Kendo Dōshi Club. Don't miss out! Flyer to share

Date: Saturday, May 6 (rain or shine)
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm
Location: NCSU Japan Center
        (705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC)
Admission: Free and open to the general public
        Donations (Cash or Credit Card) are welcome and appreciated!

  • Free Samurai Sword for Kendo Mini Lesson! (First 100 children)
  • Free Mochi with variety of toppings (e.g. Kinako, Bean Paste w/ Strawberry, Seaweed, etc.)
  • Shaved Ice and Frozen Drinks: $2
  • Canned & Bottled Drinks: $1 & $1.50

July: Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)

Oct 20-22: Raleigh International Festival

Nippon Club Photos

Photos from the 2016 Summer Festival 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

2016 Financial Report

The 2016 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 5/21/2017