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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 19, 2007



Thanks for commenting on my blog! (subversivesuburban) You're absolutely right about blogger -- responding to comments is unwieldy at best and impossible at worst.

About your post:

1. Is there a local park that has good light for photographing your crafts? Although packing things up and taking them somewhere to photograph might be an even bigger pain.

2. Right there with ya on the hair. I've been gelling my bangs to keep them out of my eyes, in a look that's scarily reminiscent of Big Bangs in my 1980s high school days.

3. Evil mutant ninja squirrels.

If only dirty laundry were food, we'd never have to shop again . . .


thats halarious! When my lighting in extremely bad I adjust the settings on myc amera, and then agagin re-adjust the photo in Photoshop to just try & make it work! Can you get your hair into 2 tiny pigtails for now???


Do you have nice wooden floors? I take my pics on the wooden deck and it makes a nice neutral background. A wooden floor might do the same thing and you could stand on a chair or the bed?

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