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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 19, 2008

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Dana

New books - such a treat! I am loving the looks of the embroidery book. Honestly, I am having a hard time getting past the dour looks on the kids' faces in the "Classic and Elegant" book. Funny.

Amanda

I'm the same way with yesasia. My excitement is so great, the books often can't hold up to expectations. Which is not to say they're not good, it's just that my excitement runs away with me. Your new books are wonderful, it's nice to see outfits for boys too!

Berlinswhimsy

I have those embroidery books and I absolutely LOVE them!! Those others look very wonderful, too. Don't tempt me!;-)

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