The 4th Sword Oshigata Art Competition Division Guidelines

In May, the NBSK the 4th Sword Oshigata Art competition will be held in tandem with the 10th Japanese Sword Craftsmens’ Exhibition/Competition.

The Sword Oshigata Art competition proved very popular among our staff, the craftsmen, and our members. Due to its success, we realized the importance of oshigata in the promotion of Japanese swords, and giving the general public a deeper understanding of them, so decide to include them in the exhibition. Therefore, we warmly invite you to try your hand at producing oshigata, and enter our competition.

※ Oshigata in temporary mountings with temporary fixings are acceptable.

Please download the following pdf (584kb)Guidelines file

Please download the following pdf (35kb)Application form Template file

Please download the following Excel (51kb)Application form Template file