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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 16, 2008



Great news! So good to hear. :)


Yay! Welcome home! Will Ivy be sending out signed photos of herself to her admirers?


Well done Ivy, you are a very sweet and brave girl !


YAY! So glad she's well and home. You guys must be so relieved!



I've taken a long computer/blog break and look what I've missed! holy cow! what an ordeal little Ivy— your whole family actually— has gone through.

I am so glad everyone is doing well.
I give Ivy lots of imaginary internet hugs and kisses.


Great to hear.

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