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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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March 23, 2009



Well, if you have a sunny driveway you can put some pots out front... I have some tomatoes in five gallon buckets (with holes cut in the bottom) in our driveway. They did great last year.


I love the idea of using old egg cartons for planting -- I hope you find a sunny spot for the seedlings. We love having our little garden and find our little ones eat things they can pick themselves that they won't touch from the grocery store!

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