The 2nd Sword Oshigata Art Competition Division Guidelines

From May this year, the NBSK has officially added the category of the Sword Oshigata Art division to the 8th Japanese Sword Craftsmens’ Exhibition/Competition.
Last year was the first time we had tried out the new Sword Oshigata Art competition. Although we only received seven entries, it 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. In light of this, we have decided to continue the category again this year.
Therefore, we warmly invite you to try your hand at producing oshigata, and enter our competition.

Please download the following pdf (185kb)file.