The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor

一般社団法人 日本甲冑武具研究保存会

Membership Information

Membership benefits


  • Quarterly magazine Katchu Bugu Kenkyu (in Japanese)
  • Partial translation in English of the main articles of the magazine
  • Discount on new books published by the association (e.g. Juyo Bunka Shiryo Zuroku)
  • English newsletter

Events in Japan

  • Attend the regular meetings held in Tokyo or in any of the other branches of the association (Hiroshima, Kinki, Okayama, Fukushima, Nagano, Tokai)
  • Participate in the annual national assembly meeting of the association
  • Network with armor makers, researchers and collectors
  • Attend armor exhibitions (sometimes at a discount if co-organized by the association) with special seminars

Events International

  • Attend the events that will be organized by the western branch of the society (symposium, special museum visits etc)


How to become a member

Membership fee for one year (starting every year on April 1st):

New members: 12,000 yen plus 3,000 yen enrollment fee = 15,000 yen
Renewal: 12,000 yen

Payment can be done in different ways:

Please email us your details to the following address: xx@xx.xx
We will send you then a PayPal request.
Please be aware that in order to cover the PayPal costs (about 4%) we will invoice the following amounts:
15,600 yen for new members
12,480 yen for annual renewal

International Postal Order to the following address:
The Association for the Research and Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor
Suzuyasu-building 201
350 Yamabuki-cho
Tokyo 162-0801