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.

Japanese Community Market

The NC Japan Summer Festival includes a Community Market featuring Japanese crafts and goods,

traditional Japanese art displays, and Japan-interest business and cultural groups.  Items offered for sale are new, gently used, antiques or collectibles.  See below for a list of last year's Community Market vendors & exhibitors.  Please CONTACT US if you would like to participate in the 2020 Community Market.

2020 Community Market Vendors & Exhibitors
(as of February 28th - More on the way...)

2 Bros and a Bard - Handcrafted Exotic Wood Chopsticks & More 

 A Touch of ZEN - "Zen" Massage Experience 

 Bon Odori Club - Bon Dance Performance & Club Promotion

Durham Japanese Asian Nursery - Potted Plants, Bonsai & Gardening Books 

 GEEK OUTlet - Pokemon and Anime Plushes, Jewelry & More 

 Ito Mitsuyo Sensei - Temari, Washi Dolls, Calligraphy & Crafts 

 James Pascua Images - Photo Booth & Photography Services 

 Kendo Doshi Club - Kendo Performance & Club Promotion

 Kimono USAVintage & New, Men & Women's Kimonos & Related Accessories 

 Lauren Christensen Art - Anime Prints & Fan Art 

 Liv Morningstar Art - Traditional and Digital Art, Keychains & Buttons 

 Megumi's Piano Lessons - Music Experience

 Nippon Club of the TriangleOriginal T-Shirts, Anime Magazines, DVDs and Uchiwa 

 Octagon Pop! - Jewelry, Accessories, Bags & Hand Fans 

 Sapporo Beer - Japanese Beer & Product Promotion 

 Sonya's Artwork - Art, Jewelry & More 

Studio Tabula Rasa - Pottery & More 

Triangle Chanoyu Club - Tea Ceremony & Club Promotion

 Triangle Choir Club - Japanese Choral Performance & Club Promotion

 Triangle Taiko & Special Taiko - Taiko Drumming Performance & Club Promotion

 Ya’s For Y’all - Vintage Kimono Fabric, Tsumamizaiku & Jewelry 

 Zoe the ClownFace Painting, Balloon Sculptures & Teddy Mountain Stuff-An-Animal

2019 Community Market Vendors & Exhibitors

 Bujinkai Kakure Yama Dojo - Martial Arts Instruction  /  Bushido Judo School - Martial Arts Instruction; Cards & Games for Children

 Evgeniya Yantsen - Kumihimo, Obijime, Art, Bracelets, Bookmarks & More  /  IACE Travel - Travel Planning Services  /  Inner Beauty ShopTsumamizaiku & Kanzashi

 Japan America Society of North Carolina (JASNC) - Information & Japanese Armor Try-On  /  Jelly Momo ShopArt, Apparel & Accessories 

 JET Program - Employment & Teaching English in Japan  /  Kendo Doushikai - Martial Arts Instruction  /  Komei-Jyuku - Martial Arts Instruction 

 NC Japan Center (NCSU) - Information & More  /  NC Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) - Information & Voter Registration 

 Rozfire ProductionsBooks, T-Shirts, Artwork & Posters  /  Tammy Robertson - Author; Original Books  /  Usborne Books & More - Books for Children of All Ages