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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 04, 2007

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Melinda

I know of some out in Chesterland. Are they not indigenous to the US? My brother in Baltimore has a family of black ones in a tree.

Steph

I understand your love of vintage items. They seem to carry a story of times passed with them. Also, I wanted to say hello because I used to live in Lakewood. =) Though I can't say I ever noticed the black squirrels.

cathy (scrap4u)

I'm in love with old stuff too...wow, a one hundred year old house...that conjures up such wonderful images. I can only imagine the richness of the place with such a history :)

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