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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 local dojos demonstrate their techniques in kendo, iaido and aikido.


Live On Stage,

and more...

In addition to obon dancing, taiko drumming and 

martial arts demos, other entertainment will include

live performances of 

Japanese Chorus.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change)

12:00-12:30:  Opening / Japanese Background Music

12:30-12:50:  Welcome Remarks by Atlanta Consul-General Takeuchi

12:50-13:25:  Performance by Triangle Chorus Club

13:25-13:55:  Japanese Drumming by Triangle Taiko & Special Taiko

13:55-14:15:  Bon Odori Dancing led by Bon Odori Club

14:15-14:50:  Martial Arts Demo by Triangle Kendo

14:50-15:10:  Japanese Drumming by Triangle Taiko

15:10-15:30:  Bon Dancing led by Bon Odori Club

15:30-16:10:  Martial Arts Iaido Demo by NC Komei-Jyuku

16:10-16:40:  Martial Arts Demo by Raleigh Aikido

16:40-17:00:  Closing Remarks

17:00:  CLOSING

Tea Ceremony Demonstrations will be held by the Triangle Chanoyu Club in the Zenith Room of the Apex Community Center at the following times:

     13:00-13:20               14:30-14:50

     13:30-13:50               15:00-15:20

     14:00-14:20               15:30-15:50

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