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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 06, 2008

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Amber

This sounds perfectly reasonable to me!! Those prints are wonderful.

Just recently, I set up a couple fun swaps with others in Japan----they are going to send some fun Bento supplies in exchange for some of my linen/embroiderered clothing items. It's just another way to have something to look forward to in the mail...Fun!

norththreads

Thanks Donna! Your in the draw. I love your felt. thanks for the link, I might have to try that felt!
Ang

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