The NCJSC logo is in the form of a Japanese
sword guard, or tsuba. The characters on the face of the tsuba are read "Hoku-Ka
To-Ken Club". The translation is
The design is by Mr. Kojima, and has
been used since at least 1973.
It is interesting to note that "Hoku-Ka
To-Ken Club" is the name of the original 1920's era sword club of San Francisco.
It would seem more appropriate to add five additional kanji to our logo (in blue
below), reflecting the actual name of our club. This would look like:
Japanese Sword Club!
This will be proposed to the
Board of Directors for their consideration at an upcoming meeting (this was
written in January, 2011). Stay tuned...