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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 11, 2008



That's great! I've been wanting to sew mine a costume but I keep putting it off and yikes, what's today's date?!?!


Wow that's awesome! :D How much to bribe your wife to make *me* one, mate...


Oh wow, that is incredible, she looks brilliant.

Tracee Sioux

Thanks so much for entering my costume contest - what wonderful costumes.

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