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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 11, 2008



I do hope the worst is over! Poor Ivy, all those tubes. Get some rest and hopefully by the time you go back, things will be looking much better.


I am glad to hear that everything went well. I hope you can find the time to take care of yourself and I wish Ivy a speedy recovery.


I hope she is already feeling some improvement. It is so horrible to see our children so vulnerable - they simply don't understand why they have to feel so bad.
Best wishes to you and your girl.

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