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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 26, 2007

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Josie

hmm, I see doll's pajamas on the horizon for you with maybe a matching doll's quilt. Been there too ;)

Kim Monaco

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog... glad you like the Cleveland rocks! You should consider joining the Cleveland Streat team on Etsy... we have a blast - there are sooo many of us in the area! A really good group of women.
By the way... your kids are adorable! Off to check out your shop now!
Thanks again
Kim Monaco

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