Which tool do you use, when you carve a watermelon?
I use a carving knife made in the kingdom of Thailand. (The following photo)
How long does it take to carve one watermelon?
I spend about 1 hour carving a watermelon.
If I carve only a simple character, it takes 20 min.
But if I do a flower decoration too, it takes from 40 to 90 minutes.
Can you eat carved watermelons?
Yes. They are natural and delicious.
How long does it take us to acquire the basic technique?
We can acquire it for a week.
Anyone can do it!
At first, you could carve flowers and leaves on Daikon, Japanese radish.
Japanese radish(Daikon), carrot and zucchini.
Can every watermelon be carved?
Any kind of watermelons can.
Can you carve other fruits or vegetables for carving?
Melon, papaya, pumpkin, carrot, Japanese radish, etc.
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When did you master watermelon carving?
Did you have a teacher or did you teach yourself?
I mastered the technique in 2001.
I do not have a teacher. I studied by myself.
How long did it take you to be skilled hands?
It took me three weeks.
Why do you use watermelons?
Don't you use cantaloupes or grapefruits for instance?
Because watermelon is colorful.
So, it attracts us.
And its part we can carve is large.
It is more powerful than other fruits.
Grapefruit is much smaller than watermelon.