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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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May 27, 2008



Birdhouse!(smacking forehead) Brilliant idea! Making the wood base was the hardest part. I'll have to put that suggestion in the tutorial.


Very very nice! I'd love to live there! I'm sure you'll get hoards of fairies moving in.


That's so cute! My daughter loves making fairy houses and want me to make this one with her. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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