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

Thursday December 18. 2014@- Monday January 5.2015

The masterpieces of the collection / The beauty of Bakumatu era
(Tuesday January 6 - Sunday April 26.2015)

This exhibition presents all the masterpieces of The Japanese Sword Museum collection at one time, ranging from the time of creation of the Japanese swords to the Meiji era. Among some three hundred swords owned and maintained at our museum, three national treasures, seven important cultural properties, and fifteen important art works are included. These designated cultural properties form the core of the collection, most of which were donated to the museum by the charitable supporters. On this occasion, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to these supporters, and at the same time notify the plan, already under way, to transfer the museum for providing a better conservation environment for the collection and promoting further dissemination of the Japanese swords.
The latter part of the exhibition of the sword fittings, "The Beauty of the Bakumatsu Era," focuses on the craftsmen who brilliantly flourished their original artwork while deliberating on the new age. ICHIJO was the final successor of the Goto family with glorious career whereas KIYOTOSHI sublimated his innate talent. NATSUO and SHOMIN enhanced the field of metal artifacts and paved its way to Tokyo Fine Arts Schoolipresent Tokyo University of the Artsj. This exhibition traces the path of the works produced by these artists and their associates who faced their respective work earnestly from the age of Bakumatsu (the end of Edo era) to the Meiji era.
It would be highly appreciated if this exhibition would be the opportunity to admire the generosity and the art works donated to the museum by the fanciers of swords and handguards. In closing, we would like to ask for the continued understanding and cooperation for opening a new museum.


Next Exhibition: Tuesday April 28 | Sunday June 7.2015 Exhibition of Newly Made Swords@2015


Information
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).
Map Map link
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.
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* 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.