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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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November 05, 2007



Lovely dolls :)


Hi I have been lurking for awhile. A teacher I know runs this website:

It has lots of good worksheets that may be helpful in your teaching and learning journey with your daughters. Anything donated by Anna Y is one of my creations. (^o^) Let me know if I could send you anything else.

Your clothes rock. Need to encourage the husband to have a look. He might be tempted to purchase something for the special little lady in his life.


BTW did you ever see MONKEY aka MONKEY MAGIC?? Dodgy dubbing but has some good gitai/giongo and Sandy the Kappa....

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