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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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July 01, 2008



Wow, that's pretty impressive! People might call you eccentric, but it's a good kind of eccentric, and so what? Go for it! Carry it around! Or just use it to store fabric. Most importantly, do whatever you want with it, it's a beautiful piece of art that you created!


Love your suitcase! It is amazing - it would be perfect as a treasure chest to store special items. I must look out for an old case at a thrift store!

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