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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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June 14, 2010

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Kathy

You are a stronger person than I am! I've thought about fostering kitties but I know myself well enough to know that I'd become attached and never be able to let them go when it was time. They sure are cute!

Alby Mangroves

They're gorgeous! I love cats, kittens are the bees knees x Thanks so much for stopping by earlier and sharing your views on what's going on in my life, I'm trying to straighten my head about it so I know where I have to position myself with regards to my friend. I honestly think our friendship is over but I can't abandon her like this. I really appreciate your opinion x

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