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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 01, 2008

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Amanda

Ah yes, the 2am crafting that later turns into "why didn't I just stop while I was ahead". I know it well.

muralimanohar

Late night sewing...BAD idea. :p

sarah

Oh, I hate when that happens! And usually, I think it's fine until I take the photo and see it on the screen....ugh.

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