Last year, our neighbor invited us his house. He made lanterns. He said this kind of pumpkin was not for food. I think lanterns was threw away in the USA now.
By the way, this year almost has been finished. I am depressed about something. Now, the stock market is crashing. The Yen is strong. Prices are going up. So it is difficult to raise kids in Japan.
Ten years ago, I was not worried about anything. Every time I was happy. I get older and older, my worry is increasing.