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Japan Inspired Pumpkin Madness by johwee Japan Inspired Pumpkin Madness by johwee
And now for the finished group!

I am really happy with how these four turned out and go together so well. All together I think it was around 16 hours of carving. It's a small display but I definitely think it's one of my better ones.

Spending three months in Kyoto was an amazing experience. I'm not kidding when I say that it changed my life. I knew that I had to dedicate my pumpkin theme to Japan this year. Some other design ideas that I tossed around were monkeys, a ghost that looks like me (our dorm was haunted), and UFO catcher machines. At some point I'm going to upload some of my more artistic photos from the trip here.

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Patterns from various places, see individual photos for links.
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Sensakura Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing carving..XD
I'm Japanese and i can't believe how beautiful all of these are!
Reminds me so much of Japan :iconfoxhappyplz:
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johwee Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I kept feeling all the nostalgia when I was carving these...
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Sensakura Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^-^ I might visit Japan next year :3
You must've had a wonderful visit in Japan! XD
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johwee Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was so so awesome, it changed my life!
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:iconimrandomartist:
what does the pumpkin in the middle say? can't read japanese :S
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johwee Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It translates to:

There is deep sadness in autumn's every aspect.
Only consider how leaves fall and meet their end still flaunting their brilliant hues.
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:iconsvitavotara:
This is amazing! How incredibly skilled you are!!
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johwee Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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ShadowRaven2006 Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. yeah, Just wow.
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johwee Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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