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

Avoid lines, save time & money, and enter two hours earlier!

Click HERE after April 1, 2020, to order discounted early admission tickets online.


Delicious hot and cold traditional Japanese

festival "street food" food will be offered.

  Last year's food offerings included:*



oden bento

salmon bento

katsu curry


vegetable korokke



tempura udon




chicken bento

crab supreme

mitarashi dango


mochi ice cream 

monaka ice cream


Japanese bread

matcha with higashi

matcha kasutera

(* This year's menu will be posted at a later date.  Menu is tentative and subject to change)

Food Vendors

This year we will again have professional outside food vendors to supplement food offered by the Nippon Club.  If you are interested in becoming one of our food vendors, please click HERE for more information.  Availability is limited, so inquire soon.


Got a sweet tooth?  We have treats for you!

Scrumptious matcha & mochi ice cream,

and the summer favorites -

fruit flavored kakigori shaved ice,

mitarashi dango... and more.


We have BEER!  Delicious refreshingly cold Japanese beer on tap provided by our sponsor, Sapporo USA,

offering its award-winning Sapporo Premium Lager and Sapporo Black.

For children, minors and those who prefer drinks without alcohol, we will serve soft drinks such as soda, fruit-flavored drinks, bottled water, and Japanese tea,

provided by our sponsor,


After April 1, 2020. click HERE to download and print our Festival Flier, and 

HERE to download and print our event pamphlet with menu, program schedule, floor plan and other information.

Organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle

Tel:  919-787-6233

© 2020 by Nippon Club of the Triangle

All Rights Reserved

Webmaster:  Foster Thorbjornsen

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