I wen to Russia to get participated in "Euro Carving".
I've been making a vegetable carving since my master showed me how to do it (for 3 month).
It was 18 years ago.....
after that I've been learning vegetable carving by myself.
So I wanted to know how the people make a veggie carving in the world.
That is why I went to Moscow.
I took e a part of individual competition for 3days.
The theme for 3 days were...
1st day Haloween (homework)
2nd day 3D bird (in 3 hours)
3rd day 2water melon and 2 papayas. (in 3 hours)
for the 1st day,
I brought the pumpkin and potato which I carved during I was in Japan
because it needed to be done at first day and I didn't have time to carve them at there.
This is what I made...
I've made Matryoshka doll of the pumpkin which I can carry with no space! :)
I also made a house and witch.
As you know, I always try to leave the vegetable skins,
because it is a vegetable carving and I think that they should exist as
they are still form of vegetable.
I think that we should not treat vegetables like wood.
It is still food ,that is why I can't use bond .well It is just my style though...
But I think I may try new style for break through...
The winner of this day was Mr. Nick from taiwan. he did a great work!
Look at his tiny, fascinate job :)
As well as him, all works of the participant were splendid!!!I learnd a lot of thing for these 3 days.
Second day...3D Bird.
I made two cranes with a Daikon, pumpkin, egg plant and radish.
I wanted to express two cranes which sang in praise of life
even in the cold winter.
It was surprized that They call this vegetable (white radish) as "daikon" in russia.
Last year I went to USA and they call it Daikon too.
Finally I realized Daikon is a worldwide word!!
3rd day.....two water melons and two papayas.
I studied Thai Carving by myself in 3 month
for this day.
but not enough time lol!
I made an Osaka Castle (spring)
Eliana Pavlova (1899-1941) (summer)
She was refuge in Japan from Russia and the
first Japanese ballet teacher opened.
Between Japan and Russia !
Because there are wondeful people out there.
They are my Russian friends, Oleg and Evgenij!
We spent a lot of time together,
We carved vegetable all day, all night :)
I will never forget what they done to me, and
I'm really looking forward to see their future.
Thank you from bottom of my heart!
Here is Evegenij's work.
He made a lot of beautiful work and won two bronze medals!
This is Oleg's pumpkins for Haloween.
He did very interesting, dinamic and dramatic work.
We are carvers from the world!
at the ceremony.
Moscow is veautiful...
Bolshoi Theatre's special illumination
with my beautiful Russian friend Maria.
Thank you and hope to see you again!
I hope your dream comes true..come and visit Japan someday!
Thank you for your smile all the time!
This journey made me realized that my techniques were not enough at all!!!!!
I'm still keep on learnig.
Thank you Moscow.
I wish I could go back and meet them again someday!