Nihont˘ Mailing Lists & Societies
T˘ken Kenkyu Kai
Run by Chris Bowen in Tokyo (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Run by Robert Cole in California (email@example.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
To subscribe e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe nihonto (your email address) as the message body
T˘-ken Society of Great Britain
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)
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)
Publishers of : T˘ken to Rekushi (journal in Japanese)
NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu T˘ken Hozon Ky˘kai)
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)