Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Daily One Inch Button - The Kappa

According to Japanese folklore, the Kappa is a sort of river imp that lives in rivers where it awaits potential victims of their pranks. They are remarkably polite, however, and apparently will bow back to you if you bow first. This politeness puts them in peril as they need the water that sits atop their head to sustain good health and often bowing will pour out this water. They can be quite helpful to people once they are befriended.

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