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

Exhibition at  Yoyogi  is closed in 2017 March 31.
The exhibition will be resumed in January 2018 at Ryougoku.


To our supporters,

We deeply appreciate the continuous support for, understanding of, and cooperation with the NBTHK displayed by our members and associates. The NBTHK is now preparing to move into new facilities in a building currently under construction in Ryogoku, Tokyo. This is a very expensive undertaking that is not yet fully funded. Consequently, the NBTHK is hoping that its supporters and members will respond positively to our efforts to raise additional funds to complete the move and to improve its programs.

The goal of the NBTHK is to preserve and enhance the very special and traditional knowledge of and appreciation for the Japanese sword well into the future. The NBTHK serves not only as a foundation for efforts to promote the Japanese sword in Japan, but around the world as well. Our staff will continue to work diligently and in collaboration with our members and other organizations inside Japan and globally. The NBTHK would be very grateful if you would consider making a meaningful financial donation to help ensure the success of these efforts.

September, 2016


Tadahisa Sakai
Chairman, Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai

EThe fundraising plan and Donation Form

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Hours 10:00-16:30 (Last Entry 16:00)
Closed Mondays
Admission fee Adults : 800JPY
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

* 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.