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***2023 Dai Token Ichi (大刀剣市) Show in Tokyo and Armoury Antiques and Militaria***


Armoury Antiques and Militaria will be at this years Day Token Ichi show and  you should be too! See and deal with some great Japanese people, meet Japanese swordsmiths, polishers, other craftsman and armour dealers...and, of course, have great time!

If you are looking to experience just one of the good Japanese sword shows in Japan then we highly recommend you visit The Dai Token Ichi show in Japan, which is a good show to practice/refresh your Japanese language skills, Nihon-To appraisal technique and to purchase Nihon-To and armour. Here you physically inspect 'in the hand' rather than, buying a sword or other item by a picture or description on a website from a dealer or 'other' person dealing thousands of miles away who only deal in the virtual world. Break free of clubs, societies and other hero worshipped individuals and explore and discover Japan and The Dai Token Ichi show for yourself...



The 2023 annual Dai Token Ichi Japanese sword show will be held in Tokyo on November 18th, and 19th 2023. For further details, please see below:

2023 Dai Token Ichi

Venue : Tôkyô Bijutsu Club Bldg.

6-19-15 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Date (s) : November 17th, 18th, and 19th 2023

1st day : 10:00 – 18:00

2nd day : 10:00 – 18:00

3rd day : 10:00 – 17:00

Access : 10 minute walk from JR Hamamatsucho and Shinbashi Stations (Yamanote Line)

For further information contact:

Neil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here at Armoury Antiques and Militaria we strongly believe in face-to-face business practices when buying and selling antique arms and armour hence why we have an Antique Shop for our clients to visit and inspect any item that they are interested in purchasing. In many cases our clients visit us on multiple occasions before buying an item and this is where trust, our 5 Star Google Business rating (left by our clients) and skills, knowledge and experience shine through. That is why we have so many return clients and a loyal following! In addition, we are very different from many other dealers and amateur traders , whereby, we source 99% of our stock directly from private sources and, therefore, we often offer to our clients 'fresh to the market' items that are unrestored and just what our clients are looking for.

Armoury Antiques and Militaria travel the World searching for unique antique arms and armour and regulary visit Japan to find fresh to the market items for our valued clients and we are often commissioned to do so. We like to remain positive in such a negative and unpredictable world and are looking forward to this year's event as well as attending some pre-arranged sword auctions, private collection visits and some other Japanese arms and armour shows. We will be travelling all over Japan, as usual, meeting up with friends and fellow dealers we have known for the last 40+ years of living and training in Japan. If you would like to attend the show and need any advice, please drop us an email and we will be glad to advise you.

So, in bold, be independent, experience things for yourself away from Facebook and other on-line platforms and go to the show and have great time! Stop listening to the 'Trolls' and self-declared experts and deal with people face-to-face and the world will be a better and happier place! 

We hope you do go to the show and experience real life and the great people you will meet on the way.

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