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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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April 11, 2008



Congrats on being in the etsy gift guide! And with two items, wow!

I'm sorry to hear that Ivy will need surgery. But hopefully it's pretty straightforward? It sounds like something that needs to be done, and you're right, no amount of your worrying is going to change anything. Do you think the end-of-April test might reverse the surgery decision?


I am so excited for you to be in the Etsy gift guide! That is so cool!!! (Hasn't happened to me yet...)

I hope that the surgery will go perfectly! It is so hard when your kids have health issues, one does tend to worry a bit.


Wow. Don't know whether to cheer or commiserate...both?? Congratulations on your Etsy feature, and fingers crossed for the rest!

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