October Meeting

Saturday, October 20th

Time: 2:00 - 6:00
















Crown Plaza Hotel and Suites Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - Mall of America

3 Appletree Square

Bloomington, MN 55425

Our next meeting will be in conjunction with The Arts and Arms of the Samurai show.  As  with last year, Markus Sesko and Chris Bowen have graciously offered their time and expertise to help make this a memorable event.
Information on the show can be found HERE

JSC-MW Meeting Details:


The focus of our meeting will be the history of the tanto and a focus on it's role from the Meiji - Showa era. We will also be providing a display of Gendai tanto that will be one of, if not the largest display of its kind in the West.

Entry Cost:

As this is a fund raising event for the JSC-MW, I will ask for a modest $20 donation to attend the lectures and see the display.  If you're unable to attend the lectures and would like to view the display only, I would request a $10 donation.


Please see below for topics and schedule:


Saturday, October 20th from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


2:00: Room Open

2:15: Markus Sesko

The history of the Tanto, Classification, Types and Styles, including Q&A


3:00: Chris Bowen

A study and lecture on the Gendai tanto (Meiji through Showa), including Q&A


4:00 - 6:00: Display of Gendai Tanto

This conglomeration of tanto, created from the Meiji through Showa eras, will constitute one of, if not the largest displays of it's kind ever in the West.  Don't miss this amazing opportunity to view blades created by the top craftsmen of their time.


More Information please feel free to CONTACT ME