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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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June 28, 2007

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norththreads

HI Donna!
Thanks for popping by! it must be really interesting trying to learn another laugage! Good luck with typepad!
~cheers~
Ang

elise

holey moley!

I LOVE the little bad dewd!
he happily embraces cigarettes, and how bad is THAT!

and that kidnapper looks less menacing than he might ought to, but rather obliquely mysterious...

fun stuff!!

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