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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 10, 2008



hee hee! you are not alone in the covert 2am spouse-out-of-town renovation style! i'm glad you found something good under uckycarpet :)


oh my gosh! I am so glad to know that others sneak around doing home renovations when the spouse is out! when you can not stand ONE MORE DAY of looking at (carpet, white walls, moldy tiles... whatever) but the husband's all "it's not worth all the work"

and Luke's room is the only room still with (UGLY) wall to wall carpeting too! he thinks he's lucky!

ugly wood floors are better than ugly carpet hands down.


Thanks Donna- And that wood is better than carpet any day!!!


Thanks Donna, Its alot of juggling, but Im hoping I can handle just to figure out how to cook dinner every day for 3 hungry kids at 630 when i get home!!!


You brought back a funny memory for me! When I was about 14 my parents went out for the evening and left me home alone. I had hated the old grey cotton carpet in my bedroom for years. While they were out I ripped it out! It took me hours and I was sneezing from the dust, and my hands hurt from prying it up without tools.
(I think I used a claw hammer to get up the tack strips around the edges)
I rolled the whole thing up, took the screen out of a window, and shoved the big roll out the window onto the neighbor's driveway! (Cleve. Hts)
My folks didn't know until the next morning- eventually they got me a rug.

I still love wood floors and only have carpet in a few rooms in my home!

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