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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 13, 2008


Kiersten Pasciak

That is so wonderful :)
I love seeing all the things you make and I am glad you are going to be published.
Thanks for sharing the good news.

Mrs. Kwitty

WOW!! Congratulations! Your pinafore is so darling, I'm not surprised at all that it made it.

Don't stress about the instructions--just make another pinafore and write down as you do it. Make up your materials list as you go along and just simply write down your steps as you go along. They will have editors to clean up your instructions, if they need it, so don't worry about it--you'll do wonderfully. You are a good writer, which is evidenced by your blog posts, so have a little faith in yourself and enjoy it!

Good luck and YEAH!!

Smiles, Karen


That looks like a terrific pattern.
I found you by searching for one yard wonders, I got in too!
I am also worried about writing my instructions.
I had my mom follow my preliminary directions and it went pretty well.
I can't wait until this book comes out. This is too exciting!

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