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 local dojos demonstrate their techniques in kendo, iaido and aikido.
Live On Stage,
In addition to obon dancing, taiko drumming and
martial arts demos, other entertainment will include
live performances of
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
Tea Ceremony Demonstrations will be held by the Triangle Chanoyu Club in the Zenith Room of the Apex Community Center at the following times: