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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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December 26, 2010



That's a cute doll! Thanks for the link to Runo's site, I just read through the baby-doll instructions, and her dolls are really amazing! The cotton applicator noses are so cute! I'm not sure they would hold up to my 1&4yo's rough love though...


Such a cute doll! I bet she's well-loved already!


You are so cute! It's nice to see a picture of you:)

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