Activities

  • Survey and inspection of the collection, making report and assisting further research
  • Co-ordinate restoration projects and exhibitions
  • Translation service (ENG-JPN, JPN-ENG)

Projects
* 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.

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

Publishing
 * 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

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