To-ken Society GB
The role of The Token Society of Great Britain is to encourage and support the study, appreciation and preservation of Japanese swords, sword fittings and associated artefacts within the UK.
Established in 1964, the To-ken society is an active community that keeps alive the enthusiasm for Japanese swords and armour.
The society holds regular meetings, reaches out to interested parties and advocates the safe handling and proper care of Japanese swords.
(Nippon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai European Branch:
Society for the preservation of Japanese Art and swords, European branch)
Just like their British counterpart, the NBTHK EB encourages and supports the study, appreciation and preservation of Japanese swords, sword fittings and associated artefacts, but does so within Europe.
Established in 1948, they hold bi-monthly meetings in ever-changing locations in Europe. These include courses and evaluations, hands-on studies of important swords, as well as reports on sword related studies.