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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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May 08, 2009


One Crafty Mumma

That is so cute! The fabric is really cute.

I love your daughter's name too! We had the names Ivy, Ruby and Isabella picked out for our daughter (the names were after my great aunt, grandma and husband's nanna), but in the end went with Isabella.

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