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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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September 07, 2011

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Katherine

This is fabulous! I can make robot skirts, but when I try to make a real dress it comes out two sizes too big...

Kathy

Good job Donna! Very, very impressive!

Kiersten

I love this! Oh my gosh you did a great job!!!

Scarlet

This looks really spectacular!! I'm going to wear this to a ball at another con next year but I'm going to make the dress myself somehow. Great job!!

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