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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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October 22, 2007



Looks like the kids had a fun time :)


Thank you for visiting my blog!
Your children are very cute! Miranda reminds me of the Aristocats of Disney.
I tried face painting for the first time in my life (The painted was my dauther, though). I was a little worried about the quality of paint since it'll be on my dauther's face. But it seems all right.(^^)

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