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.

Taiko  和太鼓

The exhilarating pounding of Japanese taiko drums is not to be missed.  Our own Triangle Taiko and Special Taiko will be performing.


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,

and more...

In addition to obon dancing, taiko drumming and 

martial arts demos, other entertainment will include

live performances of 

Japanese pop music.

Performers Wanted:

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)

19:00-19:00:  Closing