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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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February 22, 2008

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Amanda

I hope you're feeling better soon! Perhaps you should order the linen online, so you can stay home, rest, and get better!

elise

I never buy fabric online... I always NEED to feel it first, even if it is something pretty basic like cotton broadcloth. plus, I like the whole experience of going into the fabric shop, looking at notions, smelling candles... very tactile. but, on the other hand, getting pressies in the mail is good to! I wonder if Fabric-store.com has mohair?

Berlinswhimsy

The wrap dress is adorable!

Jen

Thanks for the mention! I'm glad fabric-store.com worked for you. I think they have the same fabrics, natural softened for example, with different thread counts. Maybe you just picked a loose weave without realizing it?

Robin

ague is pronounced "ay-gyoo" -- I just had to look it up myself because I was reading the Little House on the Prairie aloud to my kids and didn't know how to pronounce it myself. :)

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