The NBTHK is moving its offices and museum


The NBTHK will move from its current site in Yoyogi to a new site in the former Ryogoku town hall campus in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, in September 2017. Consequently, the location for NBTHK events will change. Information about this move and the new location for NBTHK events and their timing is discussed here:


1. NBTHK exhibition schedule


All NBTHK exhibitions at Yoyogi will cease on March 31, 2017.

In the fall of 2017, the NBTHK is planning to have an exhibition in the new Ryogoku bulding. 


2. NBTHK shinsa schedule


  In 2017, NBTHK shinsa events for swords will be in March, and touso and tousogu shinsa will be in April in the current Yoyogi location. After this date there will be a temporary break in the shinsa schedule.  

In October, 2017, applications for items for touso and tousogu shinsa will be accepted again. The acceptance dates will be from Monday, October 2nd to Wednesday October 4th over a three day period.

  In 2017, the Juyo token shinsa acceptance dates will be during the second week of October, from Tuesday, October 10th through Thursday, October 12th.

  In 2017 in November, the token shinsa acceptance dates will be from on Monday November 6th to Wednesday November 8th over a three day period, and the number of items accepted for this shinsa will probably be limited. The actual number items to be accepted will be announced soon.


3. Teirei Kansho Kai, Kansho protocols, lectures, NBTHK loans of swords

    These events will continue through June, 2017, stop in June, 2017, and then resume again in November 2017.


4. The 2017 Shinsaku Meito Ten


As usual, swords will be accepted in April, and prizes will be awarded. However, the associated exhibition will first be held outside of Tokyo. When the new NBTHK building and new museum are opened in the Fall of 2017, there will be a shinsakuto exhibition along with polishing and gaiso (koshirae) skills awards.  


5. Token polishing and gaiso gijutsu (skill) contest


We will accept items from Monday, October 2nd to Wednesday, October 4th, one month earlier than usual. These exhibitions will will be held at the same time as the Shinsaku Meito Ten.


6. Token polishing and gaiso gijutsu training course


This will start at the end of July and continue to early August which is earlier than usual.


7. Toshoku ginou (skill) training lecture


This will be held on the usual dates.


8. Sakuto gijutsu (sword making) training course


This will be held on the usual dates.


9.Murage yo-sei ko-za (tatara methods training lecture)


This will be held on the usual dates.


10. Den-i shingikai


The shingikai on September 2017 will not be held.


11. Token Bijutsu magazine will be published


This will be will published as usual.


12. The data room


This will be available until March, 2017, and will close in April.


However, the actual schedule might be changed because of the construction and moving schedules. Updates will be provided later.