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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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December 30, 2008

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Jess

Great hat!
Did she love her coat?

anna kiss

I came to your blog looking for something you made that I can't remember now that you mentioned last week at Lego Club... I saw this Elf hat though and Miranda is right - I would say that is too hard, I'm not making that. And I'd maybe find a way to buy it, if I were really ambitious. You make the best stuff. I wish I had that in me... sigh. I make nothing but stuff for grown-ups. Ah well, my kids'll just have to suffer! lol

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