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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 17, 2007



This turned out really greaT! I have that flower button tto...what exactly does it do?? I will have to try it! Glad the critique has made a positive difference for you!



looking forward to seeing a photo of ivy in her red elaphantel!

Funny just yesterday I came across your flickr site and was secretly admiring the little girl linen dress. it is GREAT!!

glad I found your blog

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