Established in 1968 the Northern To-Ken Society promotes the study and preservation of Japanese Arms and Armour in the North of the UK.
To all members please be aware that the February 2014 meeting has been rescheduled from the 4th to the 11th due to circumstances beyond our control.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
The society will also be present at Stockport Militaria fair next Saturday on the 11th January. The fair is at the Britannia Hotel, Dialstone Lane, Stockport.
Paul Martin is embarking on a new project in the form of a video magazine. With Paul's access to top scholars and artisans in Japan this could be a very exciting project with great potential for expanding our knowledge of the subject. For any member who wishes to offer support please see the link below.
"We are aiming at first starting as a quarterly video magazine, then as the team comes together, we hope to post more frequently. Our segments will include educational items, a regular fittings koza/review by Ford Hallam of Following the iron brush, interviews with the many sword craftsmen and scholars working today, explanations of great swords by top Japanese scholars, top sword martial artists, reports on sword events and news in Japan, and from around the world. It is an chance to get a regular peek into the sword world. With your support, it could be an exciting project."
Photos from Japan Day 2013 have now been uploaded to the gallery. Credit goes to society members David Hulme and Peter McCafferty for the photographs.
Just a reminder that Japan Day is next weekend on Saturday the 1st June. The society has an excellent display of swords, armour and fittings planned. Well worth the trip to see.
The society website has been updated to primarily make it easier to manage and update with new articles. Please be aware that the new web site is still under development so all pages are liable to change.
We are also pleased to announce that the society now has a social media presence. The Northern To-Ken Society Facebook page can be viewed on the following link.
The society will be exhibiting a display of swords, fittings and armour at Japan Day on the 1st June 2013. Please see the flyer below for more information.