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The Kappa In Japanese Folklore

  • Kappas are legendary creatures that inhabit the rivers and waterways of Japan. They have beaked noses, shells on their back and a depression on their heads that holds water. Kappa are mischievous troublemakers. Their pranks range from the relatively innocent, such as loudly passing gas or looking up women's kimonos, to the more troublesome such as drowning swimmers and eating children. They feed on their victims by sucking their liver though their anus. They love cucumbers and if you write your name on a cucumber and throw it in the river, the kappa may be appeased by your gift and allow you to swim in peace.

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January 11, 2008



ACK! PMS has set in and then I go to your blog and you've featured my all time, number one crave food! Nestle TollHouse Chocolate Chip cookies! OH I MISS THE NESTLE TOLLHOUSE CC COOKIES BAAAAAAAAAAD.

Whew. Will go gnaw on some Japanese snacks which will invariably "fail" to quench the craving. Honestly. I ought to just break down and order the Nestle chocolate chips by bulk throught the Foreign Buyers Club.



Mmmmmm! My grandma always made Nestle's Tollhouse cookies and they were sooooo good. Those look delicious.

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