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Meetings of the Northern California Japanese Sword Club:
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month.         Photos from past meetings

If you have questions about a Japanese sword, or related item(s), bring it/them to a meeting! Many knowledgeable collectors, and even a few experts, attend our meetings and are happy to help. Meetings are a good place to obtain many opinions with just one visit.

Next Meeting:


Next meeting(s):

June 16, 2024
Fire; an essential element in the making of Japanese swords, we are looking for hitatsura blades or blades with tobiyaki to illustrate the activity of fire in the forging process. A fierce element in a world of wood and paper; frequent fires were known as “the flowers of Edo”, how many masterpieces must have been lost? Do you have pieces that show evidence of fire or re-tempering? Kodogu with images of Fudo Myoo standing in flames? Bring them in for us to share. Do not forget there will be a very “hot” blade for kantei as well.

July 21, 2024

No Meeting in August

September 22, 2024
Treasures from the August 2024 To-Ken Taikai

October 20, 2024

November 17, 2024

December 15, 2024


Regular meetings start at 12:30 pm, and generally run until about 3:00 or 3:30 pm. The Board meeting starts immediately after the general meeting. All NCJSC MEMBERS are welcome to attend the Board meetings.

Our regular meetings are held at the:

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California

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Room B (Upstairs)
1840 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California