The 15th Annual
NC Japan Festival Returns!
Organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle and co-sponsored by the Town of Apex
Saturday, October 1, 2022: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Apex Town Hall Campus and Community Center, Apex, NC
Bon Dance 盆踊り
No Japanese festival is complete without bon dancing, a traditional dance honoring one's ancestors. Come join us in celebrating life and the gifts received from family, led by our Bon Odori Club.
Martial Arts 日本武道
Japan has its own unique style of martial arts. Come see our Kendo Doshi Club demonstrate their techniques, and see demos by other local martial arts dojos such as karate, jujutsu, and iaido.
Live On Stage,
In addition to obon dancing, taiko drumming and
martial arts demos, other entertainment will include
live performances of
Japanese pop music.
If you are interested in performing at the 2022
NC Japan Festival,
please contact us HERE.
2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE (2022 Program will be announced after August 1, 2022, and is subject to change)
11:00-11:30: Japanese Background Music & Videos
11:30-11:40: Kodomo (Children's) Mikoshi Parade
11:40-12:00: Judo Demo by Bushido Judo School
12:00-12:10: Tanabata Decoration Begins
12:10-12:30: Music Show by Junko Fujiyama
12:30-13:00: Bon-Odori led by Bon Odori Club
13:00-13:20: Welcome Remarks
13:20-13:50: Triangle Choir Club Performance
13:50-14:20: Jujutsu Demo by Bujinkan Dojo
14:20-14:50: Taiko Drumming by Triangle Taiko
14:50-15:20: Bon-Odori led by Bon Odori Club
15:20-15:50: Kendo Demo by Kendo Doshikai
15:50-16:10: Music Show by Junko Fujiyama
16:10-16:20: Kodomo (Children's) Mikoshi Parade
16:20-16:40: Taiko Drumming by Triangle Taiko
16:40-16:50: Tanabata Ceremony
16:50-17:30: Bon-Odori led by Bon Odori Club
17:30-18:00: Iaido Demo by Komei Jyuku
18:00-19:00: Carolina Idol Japanese Karaoke Contest
Sponsored by Sapporo Beer
(Please contact us if you wish to sing)