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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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October 27, 2008



This book is FANTASTIC!!!
What a find!


Oh, wow, that is SO COOL!! Can't wait to see the dolls you come up with! :D


what a gem
thanks for your blog comments about my rat art
shall we exchange blog links? i am also not sending my little girls to school xxx

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