Appreciation of Japanese swords and armor
Saturday, April 17th at approx 3:48 PM PT: Northern California Japanese Sword Club will share a virtual demonstration of Japanese swords and armor.
Northern California Japanese Sword Club
Japanese Swords
Japanese Swords

Based in San Francisco’s Japantown, the Northern California Japanese Sword Club is the oldest club in the United States dedicated to the study and appreciation of Japanese swords and armor, with their related history and art. We typically meet on the third Sunday of each month at the Center/JCCCNC (Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California) from 12:30 to 3:30 P.M. PT. We welcome persons of all ages and levels of interest.

The samurai sword is everywhere in movies, manga, and animation; it is known all over the world. Its reputation is based on real world attributes that make it the finest weapon of ancient times. Each year for an in person festival, the members of the Northern California Japanese Sword Club put on a display with the finest swords from their collections, so that members of the public may see and learn about these fascinating works of art in steel.

When a physical event occurs, join us on the first weekend of the Festival in the Union Bank Hospitality Room to see swords, armor, sword guards, and related art up close and personal. Ask our members any questions and learn for yourself, what makes the Japanese sword the finest sword in the world.