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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 21, 2009

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Allison

That does look sticky!
Guess what? I'm tagging you, but don't feel you have to play along. Sorry to put the pressure on.
Here are the rules:
_Link to the person who tagged you.
_Mention the rules.
_Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
_Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
_Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that let's them know they've been tagged.

Natasha

Hope the birds think they are yummy. It's a great idea. I might try it with Amelie but only with a mountain of wipes to hand :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it feels a lot better to get it off my chest.

raspberry

What a cool idea :)

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