The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords
(Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai)
The Japanese Sword Museum

The 24th Newly Designated Special Important Swords and Fittings
Tuesday, May 17 - Sunday, June12, 2016

The designation of the title of Tokubetsu Jy (special important) by the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords (NBTHK) has a particularly important meaning. Swords and fittings that have been previously appraised as eimportantf are subjected to a further appraisal from which the typical examples of swords and fittings from every historical period and schools of makers are selected as especial importantf in terms for preservation.
Since we began issuing this designation in 1971, on this occasion, 71 swords, 2 mountings and 5 fittings have received this designation.
The sword is regarded as a cultural asset in Japan. Its beauty is said to reflect the sensibilities of the Japanese aesthetic. It is our hope that you enjoy this exhibition of newly designated special important swords and fittings.

Next Exhibition:
Tuesday, June 14 - Sunday, July 24, 2016 Exhibition of Newly Made Swords 2016

Hours 10:00-16:30 (Last Entry 16:00)
Closed Mondays
Admission fee Adults : 600JPY
Members/Students : 300JPY
Children under 15 : Free
Access 8 minutes by foot from Sangubashi station of Odakyu-Line.
7 minutes by foot from Hatsudai station of Keio-Shin-Sen-Line (the Keio New Line).
Address 4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku Tokyo , Japan 151-0053
Phone 03-3379-1386
Fax 03-3379-1389

Sword Museum Access movie
8 minutes by foot from Sangubashi station of Odakyu-Line.

7 minutes by foot from Hatsudai station of Keio-Shin-Sen-Line.

Grutt Pass is a value-priced ticket booklet which provides admission or discounts to the 71 facilities in Tokyo.
gurutto path

* NBTHK Japan offers courtesy service of English translation from 'Token Bijutsu' bulletin to overseas members. Also we started another English translation service of "Nihon Koto Shi" (Hisotry of Koto) written by Dr. Junji (Kunzan) Honma, which we have been carrying in serial form since Token Bijutsu No.547 in 2002 and hope you to encourage foreign sword lovers to join our association. Members receive 'Token Bijutsu' (Japanese edition) every month and are able to see all of sword photos and oshigata of the translations in it.

* Please access to the web site of our overseas branches to apply for your overseas membership.