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

The 61th Newly Designated Important Swords and Fittings Exhibition
Tuesday November 3 - Sunday November 29.2015

The Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords (NBTHK) has been researching and appraising swords since 1948. Currently, the NBTHK regularly holds appraisal examinations with the objective of authenticating swords owned by members of the public. Swords are first designated as Hozon: genuine example. Then later, higher level grades such as Tokubetsu Hozon, Juyo-token (important sword) and Tokubetsu-juyo-token (special important sword) designation is awarded to blades that are important historical data in a healthy condition, worthy of preservation, deemed to be genuine examples, as well as exceptional works of art.
We hope that you enjoy this exhibition.

Next Exhibition: Tuesday December 1 - Sunday December 20.2015 The 68th Sword Mounting and Polishing Awards Exhibition

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.
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.