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Established in 1968 the Northern To-Ken Society promotes the study and preservation of Japanese Arms and Armour in the North of the UK.

Hon'ami Koshu Sensei Appointed Living National Treasure for the Craft of Japanese Sword Polishing

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:


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A Member’s Restored Sword

A member of the society recently had akatana fully restored using Paul Martin’s excellentrestoration service. See the website below for more information on the services Paul offers:


Japan Day 2014

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.

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February 2014 Meeting Rescheduled

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.

Japan Day Photos

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.

Japan Day 2013 Photos

Japan Day 2013 Next Weekend

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.


New Website and Social Media Presence

The society website has been updated to primarily make it easier to manage and update with new articles. Please be aware that thenew web site is still under development so all pages are liable to change.

We are also pleased toannounce that the society now has a social media presence. The Northern To-Ken Society Facebook page can be viewed on the following link.


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