From June 13 (Sat), 2020, the NBSK the 5th Sword Oshigata Art competition will be held in tandem with the 11th 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.
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 2020, the NBSK as a foundation for public interest will hold the exhibition for the 11th Japanese Sword Craftsmens’ Exhibition in The Sakaki-machi Museum of Tetsu in Sakaki-machi, Hanishina county, Nagano prefecture who are also the co-sponsors. 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.