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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.

The Japanese Gallery: Samurai Armour Exhibition


The Japanese Gallery, 66E Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BY are holding a Samurai Armour Exhibition on Friday 6th May 2016 at 6.30pm.

For more information click the link below:

Exhibition Flyer

A New Koshirae

A member of the society recently had a Muromachi period Hikobe Sukesada tanto restored in Japan using Paul Martin’s restoration services. As part of the restoration he had a new koshirae made forthe tanto. We believe this shows what excellent quality work Paul Martin can arrange for collectors.


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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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Northern Token Society 2016