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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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March 03, 2008



Ooo, linen is on sale at JoAnn's? I must get myself over there! I love the fabrics you've chosen for your skirt! I feel the same about skirts, I think they make me look dumpy, but recently I've decided not to worry about it (and not to catch myself in mirrors).

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