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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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November 05, 2008



The arms look in just the right proportion, to me. :)

You are doing better than I am, rofl...I have only just got my first handmade idea today, and still have to buy all the supplies!


That looks like a dolly with a lot of potential!
The arms look good to me.


The arms look just right! Ive only made my daughter one doll, and I think I gave it to goodwill because it looked like a gingerbread man with feet the size of her head, and hair that was falling off. Thats what I get for just scratching a shape out on some fabric. Maybe next time Ill try a pattern.

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