I am shinno who is whisky advisor.It is so hot that l am exhausted.How are you doing?Is your region hot as well?
According to Japanese culture, we make cold talking about ghosts or monster. Why?
When we Japanese feel afraid, we feel something cold.
Is it common sense in the world?
Please give me your comments if possible.
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Did you know traditional Japanese monsters, Youkai?
Today, let me introduce ”Kappa(河童)” who is Yokai(妖怪) .
Yokai is difficult to explain in English. Yokai is not the ghost. One of the folklore.
Without fear of misunderstanding, one of the Japanese traditional monster.
There are various Yokais.
However, I would like to focus on Kappa.
Nice to meet you.
My American friends said that Japanese chupacabra.
However, l think it is not so evil.
Japanese people have been loving Kappa from the Edo era at least.
This monster is not only fearful but also cute.
Following Ukiyoe picture is drawn by Kuniyoshi Utagawa(歌川国芳) at Edo era.
The title of this picture is “Kappa is caught by samurai in the river.”
(A quote from wikipedia.)
Could you understand this overview of “Kappa”?
If you have questions, please give me your comments.
In the next section, let me introduce Kappa’s character. It is very funny.
Kappa lives in the river/swamp.
Kappa is written in Kanji as “河童”.
”河” means river or swamp.
“童” means children.
Showing by Kanji, Kappa is river children. They need to be wet. Especially, their plates of head. They should be always wet. Otherwise, Kappa dies.
They are very sensitive.
Do not use Blow dryer for Kappa if you meet.
If you meet Kappa in Japan, please give them cucumbers.
They will be happy.
Kappa likes to doing sumo wrestling with children.
According to folklore, they like to do sumo wrestling with children.
Kappa likes childish mischief, and Kappa surprises humans.
This story tells us that Kappa is so funny.
I don’t know.
The reason is vary from story to story, but I think Kappa hides their identity and plays sumo wrestling with children.
Kappa robs people of their souls from the exits of people’s body.
Did you want to see Kappa or become friends?
I think you have already loved Kappa.
The character is attractive.
However, I need telling about the fearful character of Kappa. I am so sorry.
Kappa robs the soul. Especially, from the exit of people’s body.
(A quote from wikipedia.)
Kappa is funny but it is kind of Yokai , monster.
They are not always fearful but are not always good.
Did you feel the cold?
Why did you use such a difficult expression?
I need to pass the Google Adsense.
So I should avoid slang.
1.Kappa lives in the river/swamp.
2.Kappa likes Sumo wrestling with children.
3.Kappa robs people of their souls from the exits of people’s body.
If it is enjoyable, we are happy.
If you have a request, please give me your comment.
See you next time!