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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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September 04, 2008



*sigh* At least she is polite about it. My moody, moody then pre-teen would put it on, and then turn and glower at me for daring to make it with She's still a fussy ingrate sometimes, but times of acceptance are growing, lol!


How sad!!!! But take heart, when she gets older (teenager) she will drag you shopping for fabric herself and even start adding to the design (like she already has with the gray cat.

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