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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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April 15, 2010

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Brian

It should be interesting to see the random comments THIS post generates, then...

Katherine

Do you use Akismet? I find it works really well for flagging spam, I generally don't have to do anything to it. Are they ping/trackbacks? Those get around the word verification stuff.

Katherine

Okay, I have to eat my hat, I just looked at my 'marked as spam' comments, and there were four good ones in there... now I'm annoyed at Akismet.

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