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Northern California Japanese Sword Club

The NCJSC is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Japanese swords, related items and arts.

The NCJSC is an all volunteer educational organization founded by John M. Yumoto (among others) in the early 1960's,  and was incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization in June of 1976.   Though based in California's San Francisco Bay Area, our membership spans the United States, and the world.   Each August we host the annual San Francisco Token-Kai, recognized as one of the finest "Japanese Sword Shows" in the United States. Our newsletter "To-Ron" is published monthly, and mailed to our membership approximately one week before our meetings.


January is time to pay your club dues.


In-person Meetings Have Resumed!

An Important Note:

As we all know a new version of this terrible virus is spreading in parts of the country. Therefore we are subject to covid protocols for our upcoming meetings at the JCCCNC. We will be required to wear masks and to sanitize our hands upon entering the meeting room.

In addition we are asked to provide a vaccination attestation prior to the meeting.

Below is the link for submitting your health information.


Please complete this vaccination attestation by the Saturday befor the meetings so we have a complete record for Sunday afternoon.

Keep in mind the Center serves a diverse community that includes seniors and youth who may be vulnerable. We know it is an extraordinary request but we do hope you will complete the health check and join us for an interesting meeting.









Etchu Norishige
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