The 15th Annual

NC Japan Summer Festival

has been CANCELLED


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the high risk of further spreading this virus via large crowds in enclosed spaces, and the strong recommendations of health and public safety officials, we must regrettably CANCEL this year's festival.  Our primary concern is the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and participants.  The festival will occur again in the summer of 2021 when things have improved.  Good luck and best wishes to you all in the coming months.

NC Japan Summer Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2020: 1:00-6:00 p.m.

 (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for advance online ticket purchasers)

Exposition Center, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Organized and hosted by the NIPPON CLUB of the TRIANGLE since 2006.


About Us...

The NC Japan Summer Festival is an annual all-volunteer event organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  These summer festivals (called "natsu matsuri" in Japanese) are the biggest event put on each year by the Nippon Club.  This year is the 15th year we have been doing this.  

In addition to the NC Japan Summer Festival, the Nippon Club hosts a variety of other events each year and supports several groups to foster deeper cultural understandings between Japanese and Americans in North Carolina.  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.  Please visit our main website at to learn more about the Nippon Club of the Triangle and its affiliated clubs.