TAC Talk: Paul Martin

A look into the cutting-edge world of Japanese arms and armor.

A former curator of the British Museum’s Japanese wing and current trustee of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Sword Culture, Paul Martin is an expert in all things katana.

At this enlightening presentation into the form, function and history of the iconic blade, Martin breaks down everything from ancient tactics, modern swordsmithing and so much more.

Whether you attend in-person or virtually, this is a must-see event for any fan of Japan’s martial past.

The Frederick Harris Gallery hosts an exhibition of exquisitely crafted swords from December 15.

In the latest issue of INTOUCH, Martin previewed his talk with an exploration of the world of modern swordsmithing.


  • Entry from 6:30pm
  • Members: ¥1,500 (virtual attendance: ¥500)
  • Guests: ¥1,800 (virtual attendance: ¥600)
  • In-person attendance includes free welcome beverage

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