NBTHK American Branch
The Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK), or the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, was founded in Japan shortly after WWII and has existed since with the approval of the Japanese government. NBTHK is dedicated to preserving Japanese Art Swords and related items through study and research, educating students and enthusiasts of Japanese swords and sword fittings, and supporting specialist craftsman in sword restoration and conservation trades.
With the support and assistance of the NBTHK Home Office, an American Branch of the NBTHK was formally established in February of 2003 with the mission of providing opportunities for similar study and education in North America. This is achieved through regularly scheduled lectures and displays, as well as English language versions of both the monthly NBTHK Journal and various other articles and translations to American Branch members.
The American Branch, and the European Branch are currently the only two branches outside of Japan that have been organized under the authority of the NBTHK.
For information about upcoming token kai where the NBTHK will be presenting lectures and displays, please click here. To read news and a few sample articles provided by the NBTHK-AB to branch members, click here.