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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 27, 2007



oh gosh, I hear you with the coupon/cash/gas dilemma. I know that all too well.

I really like that orange-y bubbly fabric. very fun!


Cute embroidered squares! I really love the one in the lower left corner :)


That embroidery is so cute. That will make a great quilt!

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