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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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January 26, 2008

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lynnie

That's adorable.

I am determined to get some sewing skills so I can make my own totes. The best I do is make little unlined puny totes out of Martha Stewart dish towels. My sewing machine is a mystery to me.

Amanda

Your book bag turned out so nicely! And I love the little mushroom charm too!

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