October 20, 2010
Key Words: carve v. 切る 彫る , jack o’ lantern n. ジャコランタン, average adj. 平均の ,
unfortunately adv. 不運にも, stencil n , 型板 ステンシル
We got a beautiful, orange pumpkin from our student last week!
What a nice surprise. Thank you!
Of course, we wanted to carve it, but Kaho had never done it. Andy has carved many pumpkins in his life, but usually just a simple triangle-eyed jack o’lantern. Something like this:
Many children and parents in America carve pumpkins every year,
but we don’t eat this kind of pumpkin. It doesn’t taste good like the little green pumpkins we eat in Japan. Although, there is one dish with pumpkin in it: pumpkin pie.
*And some people toast and eat the seeds with salt and oil.
This year the average pumpkin price in the US is about $5. Unfortunately, in Japan orange pumpkins are so expensive that we didn’t want to make a mistake. So, I found a stencil on the internet and read how to cut a pumpkin perfectly.
If you want to try carving a pumpkin you can find some nice stencils here: stencils (go to the bottom of the page)
To show you how to do it yourself I made a little movie of Kaho and me carving.
It’s very fun: Please give it a try!
– Andrew and Kahoru