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Nihont˘ Mailing Lists & Societies

Mailing Lists

T˘ken Kenkyu Kai Japan

Run by Chris Bowen in Tokyo (kuribo@izu.co.jp) in English.

Buying and selling by collectors is allowed and encouraged on this list. There is also information about the Nihont˘ scene in Japan. Discussion is often technical but all levels of experience are welcomed.

To subscribe e-mail to Majordomo@lists.umbc.edu with subscribe token_kenkyu_kai as the body of the message

Nihonto Listserv United States

Run by Robert Cole in California (shoshin@reninet.com)

This list has been established for longer and traffic tends to be higher. Buying and selling on the list is not allowed. Discussion is wide-ranging and at all levels and there is much information regularly posted about Japanese blades, their history and their makers. There is a fairly heavy American emphasis though the list has many subscribers worldwide.

To subscribe e-mail to majordomo@domo.loni.ucla.edu with subscribe nihonto (your email address) as the message body


T˘-ken Society of Great Britain United Kingdom

Publishers of NIHON-TO, a high quality glossy quarterly journal containing many oshigata and much valuable information. Members also receive a monthly Journal. Meetings for Kantei (sword appraisal) are held monthly in London. The T˘-ken Society publish reasonably priced books including A Beginners Guide to Japanese Swords by Bon Dale & Fred Stride

Membership Secretary: P Richards, 23 Suffolk Close, Holland-on-Sea, Essex CO15 5SQ, UK

Japanese Sword Society of the United States (JSSUS) United States

Publishers of the JSSUS Newsletter
Editor, Dr. Carrol Ford P.O. Box 712, Breckenridge, Texas 76424 USA

The JSSUS Web Site has articles from the JSSUS Journal plus information about joining the society.

NTHK (Nihon T˘ken Hozon Kai) Japan

Publishers of : T˘ken to Rekushi (journal in Japanese)
Membership enquiries:
4-9-14 Kasuya
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to
Japan 157

NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu T˘ken Hozon Ky˘kai) Japan

Publishers of: T˘ken Bijutsu (in Japanese). (Oshigata from this journal are printed in English in Nihon-t˘ the journal of the T˘-ken Society of Great Britain)
4-25-10 Yoyogi
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Japan 151

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