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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 24, 2008



I ordered from the superbuzzy sale too, couldn't control myself. Still waiting for my package to arrive...

I'm sorry to hear that Ivy will need the surgery, but it's great that she's so upbeat about it! Do you know yet when it will be?


oh I do hope all goes well for your little Ivy, I must pop over to Superbuzzy now!!!


I'm sorry to hear about Ivy needing surgery as well. She sounds like she is pretty brave. Please keep us up to date and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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