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.
Light Version: [link]
Patterns from various places, see individual photos for links.
All carvings © Me