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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 25, 2007



Thanks for popping by! Yes, yes, yes it was made with tempura-exactly as you described! Do you know the induvidual ingredients?? Im absolutely facinated with Japanese launguage as well & would love to learn. My students taught me a bit but it seems so difficult with the 3 different kinds of launguage, how are you learning? Im glad I found your new blog here!

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