The Moku Buki brand is the result of my 5 years of self-employment as a wood artist. In the summer of 2014, the time has finally come. The website goes online and I welcome every reader and customer to my realm.
Yes, correct, the guy also makes bows for hunting or sports. Yet not out of boredom, but because tilling is the best way to learn about the toughness of wood.
Like many practitioners of martial arts, I have a preference for training gardens with hojo undo equipment – these strengthen the body and toughen it. The overgrown garden around my workshop was the reason to make this wish come true. Where beeches and willow saplings used to determine the picture, ancient rhododendrons and the yew tree have been uncovered. In front of that, a small lawn with a conifer is now bordered off by a beautiful heap of natural stones. The lawn can be used for Kata and the heap of stones for step exercises. Hardy bamboo is to be planted soon as a screen and noise protector.
My grandfather gave me some good advice for choosing my profession: “Whatever you do, a trade in hand finds gold in every land.” And I still believe in that to this day, especially in times, where the economy needs to recognise that never-ending growth is not possible and everybody should take charge of their own future.