Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Carving (10/9/2011)

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Grand Gateway sponsored a pumpkin carving activity. As usual, it was us and some Japanese residents!
Cleaning out the pumpkin:
These pumpkins were paler than the U.S. counterparts, with thicker flesh.
Carving the pumpkin:
All ages:
Our pumpkin was a little on the flat side, so not enough space between the features:
Held together with toothpicks!
The Japanese were very neat and precise in their work:
Although they have adopted this American tradition of pumpkin carving, they have have decided you should carve a face on both sides of the pumpkin, plus whatever!
Posing again:
Less than a week later:
Now it's really scary!
Meanwhile at the Hui Jin Department Store, a Bloomingdale's-type sale:

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