The 9th Japanese Sword Craftsmens’ Exhibition/Competition Guide

We thank you for your interest in the Nihonto Bunka Shinko Kyokai (NBSK), and look forward to your valued contributions and support of the NBSK’s future activities.

In 2018, the NBSK as a foundation for public interest will hold the exhibition for the 9th Japanese Sword Craftsmens’ Exhibition in The Sakaki-machi Museum of Tetsu in Sakaki-machi, Hanishina county, Nagano prefecture who are also the cosponsors. The exhibition as stated below Minister Award and so forth, awarded to outstanding works in the competition. The results of which will be widely published. Based of last years results, we expecting to see more this year.

This year, in addition to the regular categories of sword making, polishing, and mountings, there will be an additional section for Sword Oshigata Art. For further information, please read the separate Sword Oshigata Art Guidelines sheet.

We would therefore advise all those interested in entering the competition to pay close attention to the following guidelines.

Please download the following pdf (177kb)Guidelines file

Please download the following Excel (52kb)Application form Template file.
Please download the following pdf (42kb)Application form Template file.