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Oshigata: Appreciating Japanese Sword Tracings for Their Reference and Beauty

By Anthony DiCristofano




Oshigata: Appreciating Japanese Sword Tracings for Their Reference and Beauty

This article discusses the process involved in making an oshigata, which is a highly detailed rubbing or hand-drawn facsimile of a blade. Various types are presented. There is something uniquely satisfying in being able to view the essential details of a sword in the form of an oshigata.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 20 No. 3 (2011): 6 pages.


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