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

Exhibition of Newly Made Swords 2016
June 14 (Tue) - July 24 (Sun), 2016

Our association have examination every year for progress skills and preservation about Japanese sword making. We show prize works in this examination and high skill worker of Japanese sword making.
Japanese sword makers study to preserve traditional Japanese iron culture, try to make his work like old-Japanese sword, and show his character. They use Tamahagane (raw steel which suite to product of Japanese sword) made by Nittoho-Tatara which make steels by traditional way. Workers of sculpture on Japanese sword devote himself to heighten more artistic and match the sword. Chasers study hardly by modeling Edo period works.
We will have the exhibition of gNew Japanese Swords worksh which come down high quality skills of traditional Japanese sword making. We hope to support for succession and development of Japanese sword culture.

Next Exhibition:
July 26 (Tue) October 30 (Sun), 2016 @Special Exhibition The Ishiguro School of Japanese Sword Fittings Artists

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.