Last updated on 9/13/14
Please come to the 2014 International Festival of Raleigh to discover the world and support the Nippon Club of the Triangle! Festival info and tickets available online
Fri, 9/19, 4:30pm - 10pm
Sat, 9/20, 10am - 10pm
Sun, 9/21, 11am - 7pm
| Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm (rain or shine)
Check in starts at 4pm
Place: NC Japan Center at 705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603
Admission: Free to public, please pre-register
Register by August 2
Phone: (919) 787-6233 (Iwashima)
(Name, email, # adults, # children, phone number)
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You can enjoy Japanese food by purchase, a music show, Martial Arts, Karaoke, kid's games, and taiko performances. Come out with your family, friends, and neighbors to experience Japanese culture!
Food available: Yakisoba, Kushiyaki, Takoyaki, Beef Curry & Rice, Grilled Corn, Hiyashi Chuka, Snow Cone, drinks, and more.
Attendance at the festival is around 1000 people so please register your family prior to the event. Volunteers are also welcome, please indicate your interest with your registration.
The annual Summer Festival is a combination of both Tanabata and Obon. Tanabata is the Star Festival and people write their wishes on strips of fancy paper and display on bamboo trees signaling that summer has finally arrived and that summer vacation is just around the corner. For many Japanese, it would not be summer without Bon-odori (local folk dance) around a drum set.
The Nippon Club of the Triangle is now registered with AmazonSmile. When you designate the Nippon Club as your favorite organization and make a purchase through AmazonSmile, then 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to the club. There is no additional cost to you.
The 2013 financial report has been added to Club Reports page.
In 2011, Nippon Club donated a total of $4,900 to the Tsunami Relief Fund, gathered from generous donors to Rainbow House project of Ashinaga (a non-profit organization). It was an effort to give psychological and social support to the children who lost parents in the March 11 national disaster. We have recently received a progress report from the project. Here is the summary from the report:
“Ashinaga has already purchased a building for child services in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and will open the facility by the end of June 2013. We also purchased another building in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which is now under renovation to be reborn as the Ishinomaki Satelite Rainbow House by the end of 2013. We have signed a lease contract for a piece of land for Rikuzentakata Satelite Rainbow House and are planning to construct another Satelite Rainbow House in Otsuchi or Yamada, Iwate Prefecture. The total amount of estimated expenditure for the Rainbow House project for Tsunami relief is $41.5 million and we have raised $36 million as of March 31, 2013.”
We are glad to take a part in this contribution.
Observers are welcome. For the location and time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.