Established in 1968 the Northern To-Ken Society promotes the study and preservation of Japanese Arms and Armour in the North of the UK.
The Northern To-Ken Society would like to congratulate Hon’ami Koshu sensei on his appointment as Living National Treasure for the craft of Japanese sword polishing.
Photographs, courtesy and copyright of Tom Kishida
With thanks to Paul Martin:
A member of the society recently had a katana fully restored using Paul Martin’s excellent restoration service. See the website below for more information on the services Paul offers:
The society will be exhibiting a display of swords, fittings and armour at Japan Day on the 25th August 2014. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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.
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.