Why did you choose bows?
I just stumbled upon it. When I was a boy, I wasn’t allowed to play computer games, so I just went around looking for something to do. I was 12 when I found a piece of wood and made a bow from it. When a child is given a bow, they know how to shoot it immediately, instinctively. No one has to teach them.
What’s the most challenging part of making a bow?
Gathering the materials. It’s very hard to find great trees.
So what makes a great tree?
Straight mulberry or hard yew. They’re not easy to find in Seoul. It’s just a great concrete forest.