Welcome


The Nippon Club of the Triangle is a nonprofit organization run by all volunteers and committed to providing intercultural programs and activities in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.

The Club’s major goal is to foster deeper cultural understandings between Japanese and Americans. To achieve this goal, the Club promotes US-Japan cultural exchange and conducts local service activities. The Nippon Club warmly welcomes everyone, Japanese and non-Japanese, who support its goal.

There is no cost to join the club and most of our events are also open to non-members. Completing a form to join us will give you information about the club’s events and other Japanese cultural events in the Triangle area by e-mail. You can also become a member of one or more of the member culture clubs by contacting the group directly.

Nippon Club of the Triangle

Culture Clubs

Triangle Taiko
There are nearly 200 taiko ensembles in North America, and Triangle Taiko is one of only a handful o...
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Japanese Tea Club
Triangle Chanoyu Club (traditional Japanese Tea Club) Let's forget about daily life, make a bowl of...
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Mochi-tsuki
Mochi is the Japanese rice-cake and Mochi-tsuki is the Japanese term for Mochi pounding. The club ha...
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Triangle Choir Club
Triangle Choir Club We gather and sing to enjoy the harmony that momentarily lets us escape to our ...
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Kendo Dōshi Club
Kendo Dōshi is a collective group of kendo practitioners from the Triangle area who come together to
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Bon Odori Club
Bon-Odori is a local Bon Festival dance to share the respect and the gratefulness to ancestors. Memb...
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News & Updates

In the interest of  public health and safety, the 15th Annual NC Japan Summer Festival 2020 has been cancelled.
In the interest of public health and safety, the 15th Annual NC Japan Summer Festival 2020 has been cancelled.
March 21, 2020
The NC Japan Summer Festival organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle will be held again at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. A spacious, air-conditioned, indoor venue where everyone ...
2020 International Festival was cancelled
2020 International Festival was cancelled
March 5, 2020
International Focus board has voted to postpone the International Festival and next festival will be from February 26 through 28, 2021. Message from International Focus our highest p...
2020 Children’s Day
2020 Children’s Day
February 1, 2020
The Nippon Club of the Triangle is very excited to announce a fun event for the whole family! "Kodomo no Hi," or "Children's Day," is a national holiday in Japan celebrating the healthy grow...

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