Here is a screw carved out from peartree with a sharp knife.
Carved goldpainted Kyokushinsymbol on black backgrund. About 60 cm high.
Here is the Kyokushin-calligraphy painted in silver. This is about 70×40 cm.
Theese two Japaneese signs represent Budo. It consists of “Bu” and “Do”, which means “the way of the warrior” or “martial art”. This work is about 1×0,6 m, with golden frame.
This is the way I mount the signs on the backgrounds.
This gable on Budohouse in Uppsala was not very good-looking. I think it became much better with the signs for Budo, I mounted a while ago. The term “Budo” consists of the two signs “Bu” and “do” and means “Martial art”. In Budohuset karate, aikido, aido, kendo and naginata are practised. Theese signs are 1,5 m high and a skylift was needed for the job.
On this work I have mounted LED-lamps under the kyokushin-calligraphy. Exactly this Picture was sold to Kungälv Kyokushin, when they wanted to honour their great sempai. It’s 60 cm high.
My initials, J och S, written together and carved out of wood.
Here the karatestyles’ calligraphy is carved out from old nice peartree. A wood I saved from an old peartree which died from high age. It’s 32 cm high and 2 cm thick.
This Japaneese calligraphy is read “Kyokushin”. It’s the name of one of the great karatestyles in the world. This item is for the time beeing deposited in Budohuset in Uppsala. Size 1×0,6 m.
“Kanku” is an important symbol in the Kyokushin karatestyle. The sign symbolizes a posture in the Kanku-kata where two hands are aimed at the moon. Kata is an important part of the karate-training, where techniques are performed in a certain pattern.
Theese are the two Japaneese signs for “karate” namely “kara” and “te”, which means “empty” and “hand”. So Karate is the way of the empty hand. I Think this is my most beautiful work yet, Size: 73 cm high och 43 broad.
My name is Jakob Strandman, I live in Uppsala, Sweden. After my studies I worked as teacher, then with local government-information and I have great interest in natural science, design, budo, handicraft and of course my nice revenue cutter Freja.
I have been training martial art with Uppsala Kyokushin Karate during many years and also worked with the clubs’ committee and with the Budohouse, where the club is active. Meanwhile I have more and more come to appreciate the beauty of Japanese calligraphy.
I enjoy working with my hands and have begun to create pictures with Budo-motives. Now I’m doing these artworks for decoration, as gifts for well-merited people, and for selling. Among other things I have made pictures with the beautiful calligraphy of Kyokushin, Karate, Budo, Kanku, Aikido and so on. I shape them from tree and mount them with distances on backgrounds, which gives the pictures a threedimensional look. No doubt, I do create other beautiful symbols as well.
I make theese calligraphy-pictures in different formats, colours and shape, after desire and I also make symbols, logotypes, standing by themself, without any background. Calligraphy with LED-illumination can of course also be delivered. Large pictures costs around 1500 SEK and smaller items less, all due to mutual agreement.
In Budohuset in Uppsala, in Kungälv kyokushin karate and i Mjölby budoclub you can find my works.
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Telefon: 070 - 17 204 17