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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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July 05, 2008

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tony(a)  lemos

Hi Donna

I just read down throgh the posts that I have not read yet and I had to laugh......Zoe requests Peter Paul and Mary singing Puff the Magic Dragon ALL THE TIME. The first time she ever watched it she stopped in her tracks and said Oh my mama, that is the most beautuful woman I ever saw!!!!!

This is the link to her fav

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VFxA7o4f5E

Funny these little people!
-t

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