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Maneki Neko Pumpkin by johwee Maneki Neko Pumpkin by johwee
The second pumpkin of my big theme group for the year, which was inspired by my trip to Kyoto this spring. The experience changed my life, so I knew I had to carve some pumpkins based off it.

Maneki Neko, or Beckoning Cats, were everywhere in Japan. Or maybe I was just looking for them everywhere since I'm a but obsessed. I bought like ten different charms and a bunch of different statues of them. We even got to visit Hokone Castle, where the legend of the Maneki Neko supposedly began.

I found this pattern from ThinkGeek's pumpkin carving pattern contest page, made by Toffeemama. I shaded the kanji on the coin since you kind of have to, it's not the best designed pattern. I'm still glad I found it though, since it saved me the trouble of making my own.

Light Version: [link]


Pattern Toffeemama found here: [link]
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Looks good 
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johwee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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CheekyBird Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i love that pumpkin *.*
great work =)
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MGerbil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love beckoning cats. :aww:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me too! I have two statues of them sitting on top of my TV!
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TamIsMyFather Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Cute!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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