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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 29, 2008



I first whacked my hair off (with my mother's help, of course!) when I was six, and aside from a few times like when I was ten and thinking hair to my waist would be fun, and when I got married and DH thought hair to my waist was fun, til he realized the errors of his ways, I have kept it relatively short ever since. I am DYING to go at it again, too...but I have no money for a decent haircut right now, and when it's short, you really need decent, not hold the scissors behind your head and hope for the best, lol. Though, dd has been after me to let her practice her haircutting skills on my head. Umm, no. :p


Love the braids. I had braids, really I did.

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