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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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July 12, 2009



Tell ya what, lately I am getting SO JEALOUS of these SAHMs whose kids go out for hours every day, leaving them with this big block of time to use however they want. Sewing...crafting...watching a movie that isn't kid friendly, without having to stay up late...actually SITTING DOWN in a cafe with your coffee, rather than bolting out with a takeaway to get everything done and get home to the family....etc etc etc.

Enjoy your holiday!! :D

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