Kappa (Japanese Folklore)

Kappa (Japanese Folklore)

The Kappa is a water-dwelling creature from Japanese folklore, often found in river and pond legends. Kappas are usually depicted as mischievous, impish beings with a water-filled dish on top of their heads, which gives them their power. They are known for their love of sumo wrestling and for pulling pranks on humans. Despite their trickster nature, Kappas are bound by a strong sense of politeness and can be appeased by bowing to them, causing them to bow in return, spilling the water from their dish, and losing their strength.

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