Appreciation of Japanese swords and armor
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 Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) 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. Every year for the in-person Festival, 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.
2021 Virtual Festival Day 3: Northern California Japanese Sword Club will share a virtual demonstration of Japanese swords and armor.
At a future in-person Festival, join us on the first festival weekend in the Union Bank Community Room, located across from the Daiso store in the Japan Center Mall East, 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!