“Institute for Japanese Sword Craft”
is an independent institute for research and study to preserve existing Japanese swords and its tradition .
Our aim to organize a proper research based on scientific approach, connecting scientists and traditional Japanese sword experts with craftsmen can progress the knowledge and understanding for the better future of the Japanese swords.

Our research for C14 dating test on Japanese sword is now published.
* Radiocarbon dating of Japanese swords and ancient iron artifacts with accelerator mass spectrometry< PDF>
On 12th and 13th of Oct 2019, the Institute for Japanese Sword Craft organized Japanese sword seminar with Mr.Nakahara Nobuo and Nakano Takuyoshi at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
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We created ARTICLES page on our website, where we publish notes on our Institute’s activities, current situation in the Japanese sword field and the Japanese sword study.

* Survey and inspection of the collection, making report and further research.
* Co-ordinate restoration projects and Exhibitions.
* Translation (ENG-JPN, JPN-ENG).

* Restoration project for Japanese sword collection of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
* C14 Radiocarbon dating test (AMS) on Japanese sword

with Eminent professor Toshio Nakamura
Nagoya Univ. Division for Chronological research.

* Radiocarbon (C14) dating test of Japanese sword with AMS (Accelerator mass spectrometry)
* Non-destructive test focus on polished surface of Japanese sword

 * Kurihara Nobuhide – The Last Master Sword Smith by Noboru Toyama, 2013

“Aizu 11th gen. Izumi no Kami Kanesada (part 1)” by Noboru Toyama, 2015
* Japanese sword collection of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia