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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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August 17, 2007



OK- I guess im dull & boring too beause thats exactly like me. I can start a new mess until the first is completely cleaned up. I cant handle all the clutter-even though it feels like its everywhere! PS- I nominated u for a nice matters award on my blog!

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