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5/12/2016

road construction singpost

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dooro kooji 道路工事バリケード road construction barricade







They are used in many parts of Japan to lighten up the roadside.
They also come in yellow.



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. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - .


. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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10/30/2015

Jozankei Hokkaido

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- Jozankei Hokkaido 定山渓 北海道 -

This onsen hot spring resort is now having Kappa everywhere. The most important one is the

Kappa Dai-O, Daio 河童大王/ かっぱ大王 Great King Kappa



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The town has a map with 24 Kappa figures to find while taking a walk.

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There is a "legend of Kappa" in Jozankei hot springs.
And Kappa is a mascot of Jozankei. "Kappa road" was named for "Kappa" and also there is a "Kappa" designed drinking fountain. Do you know there is a openwork "Kappa" on handrail of Tsukimi-bridge over Toyohira River?
Fairy tale kappa statues which are seen everywhere in the hotspring town are based on ideas given by residents of Sapporo, and made by sculptors from both inside and outside of Hokkaido .
Enjoy walking, guessing what kind of "kappa" you will run into...



Until the Choshiguchi hydroelectric power plant was built in 1908, the water flow of the Toyohira River was big enough to wash out logs (for straight-grained boards) of the interior of the mountain down the river. There were also many big river fishes inhabited everywhere in the deep channels. Around that time, there was a young boy, named a Mr. Seyama, who was working for road works. When he was fishing by one of the deep pools of the river, all of sudden he was sucked down into the bottom of the river, even though he did not miss his footing. Villagers who were working to wash out the logs down the river saw the boy being sucked into the river, and immediately jumped into the river to try to rescue him.

But the river was so deep that they could not rescue him, and at the end the days passed without being able to find the boy. A year later, on the night of the first memorial service for the boy, the young boy appeared in his father’s dream and said, “I am living happily with a water goblin wife and a child.” The most handsome boy in the village was probably charmed by the goblin wife living in the river. Since then, the area has been called as the goblin’s pool, and there has been no one who goes missing.



- - - - - Check out the 24 Kappa statues here :
- source : jozankei.jp/en/about/kappa




かっぱ太郎 Kappa Taro
near the hot foot bath 足のふれあい太郎の湯


定山渓温泉街の二見公園にある像。
昭和40年(1965年)に始まったかっぱ祭りの主体となるものをと、おおば比呂司のアイディアとデザインにより作成したもの。昭和41年(1966年)第2回かっぱ祭りの際に設置。
かっぱ大王像
かっぱ妹子(いもこ) Kappa Imoko
カッパーマン Kappaaman
city.sapporo.jp/minami

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Kappa Ema 定山渓河童絵馬 votive tablet



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Some say the Kappa is of Ainu origin, . . .
The Ainu, Japan’s earliest inhabitants, live primarily in Hokkaido, the northernmost island, and their folklore is rich in imagery and monsters. Near Sapporo, the main city in Hokkaido, is an area called Jozankei, home to the “Great Kappa King” and the “Kappa Buchi Legend.” However, the Jozankei legends are probably not of Ainu origin.
According to the Angelfire web site:
The Ainu believe in a magical connection between trees and humans. For example, when a certain tree is cut down a girl will die. They feel that willows are like living humans and make miniature sacrificial willows from willow peelings (see also Willoughby-Meade, Chinese Ghouls and Goblins for more). The Ainu are also known for their Shamanistic beliefs and practices (perhaps of Siberian origin).
... Ainu tales ... One story in the collection is called The Old Man of the Sea (Atui Koro Ekashi). It describes an ocean monster able to swallow ships and whales.

The symbol of Jozankei Valley is the Kappa, the water sprite.
Jozankei (valley) 定山渓温泉 is a hot spring area and spa near Toyohiragawa River in southwest Sapporo (Hokkaido). Called "Sapporo's Back Parlor," the spa is surrounded by mountains, and was discovered by a monk called Jozan, and named after this monk for the efforts he made to develop it. The Kappa is the guardian spirit of the area. Local legend tells of a young boy who fell into a deep pool, where he was taken to the land of the Kappa, and lived happily thereafter. Approximately 23 Kappa stand in various poses around the spa town, including the Great Kappa King. There is also a Kappa Pool, which becomes very lively during the Kappa Festival that takes place in early August.

Kappa-Buchi (Kappa Pool) Legend in Jozankei 定山渓
According to local folklore, a young man was fishing in a deep pool in Jozankei, but fell in and never surfaced. Months later he appeared in his father's dreams to say he was living happily with the Kappa, and his Kappa wife and child. The pool is named “Kappa-buchi," or kappa pool, in light of this legend.
- source : Mark Schumacher

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Kappon かっぽん 定山渓温泉 Jozankei hot spring

. Kappon かっぽん - 定山渓 Kappa Mascot .

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Jozankei Kappa Festival 定山渓河童まつり / かっぱ祭り / 定山渓カッパまつり

The annual“Kappa Week” in early August
Various events and "Kappa food" at many places.





定山渓かっぱのやわらかたまごサブレ Tamago Sabure bisquits




「キュウリエキス配合」の「定山渓温泉カッパの湯」
hot spring extract with cucumber

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At Jozankei, they run a Momiji Kappa Bus during the autumn season.
momiji kappa basu 「紅葉かっぱバス」
. momiji kappa basu 「紅葉かっぱバス」in Jozankei .

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定山渓雪の階下り湯のホテル
Jozankei yuki no kai kudari yu no hoteru

Jozankei -
down to the Snow Floor
at the Hot Spring Hotel


Watanabe Shiori 渡辺しおり

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. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - .


. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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2/26/2015

Kizakura

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- Kizakura キザクラ 黄桜 "Yellow Cherry Blossom" -

Kizakura is a successful Japanese Sake brewing company concentrating on "Water" and "Rice", the most important elements in producing the highest quality Sake.
We combine the precious secrets passed on from generation to generation and modern brewing techniques to provide a deliciously evolved taste that corresponds to changing tastes and lifestyles.



Kizakura is located in Fushimi, the southern part of Kyoto, the oldest sake brewing area in Japan.
In Fushimi, you can still find many of old Saka-Gura ( sake breweries) with distinctive white walls, dark wooden paneling and Kawara tiles. Their appearance is unchanged to this day.
"Fushi-Mizu": Fushimi's quality ground water, is best suited to the brewing of sake, brining out the full flavor of rice and creating high quality sake with a smooth texture.

- source : kizakura.co.jp/ja/en


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Kizakura Kappa Country 黄桜 - キザクラカッパカントリー
Fushimi, Kyoto



Gekkeikan, Kizakura
is another sake brewery worth a look while you’re in the neighbourhood. The vast complex houses both sake and beer breweries, courtyard gardens and a small gallery dedicated to
the mythical (and sneaky) creature Kappa.


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Kizakura - Kappa Museum  かっぱの伝説 Kappa Information and legends

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黄桜 カッパ広報部 Kizakura Kappa on facebook





カッパ課長 Kappa Kacho




Kappa Kacho often posts funny Kappa images.

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. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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2/17/2015

Kappa Tokkuri

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- Kappa Tokkuri 河童徳利 "Kappa and the Sake Flask"
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Kanagawa : Nishikubo, Chigasaki 神奈川県は茅ヶ崎の西久保
A Tale of Oyama Kaido




Once upon a time
in the village of Nishikubo, Chigasaki in Kanagawa prefecture, there lived a grandpa called
Gorobei 五郎兵衛 with his horse. The horse leader 馬方 Gorobei liked to drink sake quite a lot and the horse and his sake flask were the most precious things in his live.

One evening in summer, after his work was finished, he went down to the river to wash his horse. But a Kappa came up and began to bite into his horse, trying to pull it into the deep water. When Gorobei saw his horse slowly disappearing in the water, he called out loud for the other villagers to help.



They fought the Kappa, freed the horse and bound the Kappa to a tree.
The Kappa pleaded:
"I have a wife and children in the river. Please, do not kill me, please, please!"

Gorobei was a kind-hearted man and so they let the Kappa go back to the river.

That evening, when Gorobei was back home, the Kappa came to his door with a sake flask. It was one of a kind, you could drink and drink and it would never get empty. If it felt empty, all you had to do was hit the bottom of the flask three times and it would fill up again in no time.



Gorobei was very happy with this new sake flask. He did not go back to work and spent day and night drinking, drinking, drinking his beloved rice wine. He even forgot to feed his horse and became quite a lazy fellow.

One day when he was lying down drunk at his doorstep, he saw the pour horse, which had lost all its weight and energy. He felt a great remorse and reconsidered his drinking habit. Then he hit the bottom of his magic tokkuri three times and promised, never to have a drop come out of it again, never to drink sake again.

This was just in time to prevent him from becoming really dependent on his drinking. Now he was cured of his addiction and became the brave horse leader he was before.
And the magic tokkuri is still in the possesion of a home in Nishikubo.
- source : nihon.syoukoukai.com


- - - Listen to the story :
- source : minwa.fujipan.co.jp

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Ando Hiroshige

. umakata 馬方 owner of pack horses .

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(河童のキャラクター、ロゴのデザイン)Design of Kappa logo and characters

Kappa on his rocket tokkuri flying over Chigasaki
どっくりのロケットにのった カッパ







Kappa to paint in the four seasons 塗り絵用

More Kappa goods from Chigasaki
- source : sasakick77.com/kappa-dokuri


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湘南唯一の蔵元が造り出す、湘南のお米にこだわった“どぶろく”
Brewing doburoku sake with rice
from the Shonan area, Kanagawa, Chigasaki

Inspired by the local legend about the Kappa Tokkuri.

Kumazawa 熊澤酒造株式会社

今回どぶろくの製造にあたり濁酒製造免許を取得。清酒では作れない米粒の混じった発酵途中で甘酸っぱいお酒です。ラベルには蔵元近くの河童徳利伝説より河童をモチーフとしたイラストで作成しました。



- source : sake-commu.cocolog-nifty.com


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伝説 河童徳利 発祥の地 Origin of the Kappadokkuri legend
神奈川県高座郡寒川町大曲4丁目 Samukawa

この“大曲橋”は 寒川町の東端, 茅ヶ崎市との境界にあり, かつては“間門橋”Makado Bridge と呼ばれ, 周辺には 以下のような「カッパ徳利伝説」が残されている。
この伝説の時代は, 鎌倉時代のこととも, また 江戸時代のこととも言われる。

The legend of the Kappadokkuri dates back, maybe to the Kamakura period, maybe to the Edo period.



- source : hamadayori.com/hass-col


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. Sake flask (tokkuri 徳利) .
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Kayoi-Tokkuri, kayoidokkuri  通い徳利 
Binboo Tokkuri, binbodokkuri 貧乏徳利 Bimbodokkuri, for the poor
binboodaru 貧乏樽 bimbodaru, Tokkuri for the poor


Tokkuri 徳利 in the form of Kappa and his wife are quite popular.

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source : shin1917russ
天草吉利志丹 - Museum of Tokkuri


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Kappa sitting in a cup in his sake bath . . .
カッパぐい呑み・徳利セット Kappa guinomi and tokkuri






source : rakuraku.noblog.net/blog





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Kappa getting drunk at the Gion Festival 2016.

- source : kizakura 黄桜酒場 -

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. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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2/15/2015

Eco Kappa

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ekokyara エコキャラ eco character (maskot)

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ecoなカッパちゃん / ecoイラスト
葉っぱ with a green leaf


スイッチon・off turn the light on and off

かっぱのイラスト / うちわ uchiwa handfan / 砂浜 on the beach / 金魚 with a goldfish
宝箱 with a treasure box / 虫とり with a net to catch insects / スイカ eating a suika watermelon / 勉強 studying
携帯 keitai - using a handy smartphone
パソコン pasokon - using a personal computer


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- source : wanpug.com



お辞儀 bowing good bye


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Ekoppa エコッパくん



環境改善洗剤「エコリリース」のイメージキャラクター : エコッパくん
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eco-friendly bags from Tono, Iwate エコバッグ
エコペン・河童



- source : ebka.blog115.fc2.com


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Let's keep the water clean !
ECO Message Exhibition (JAGDA OSAKA)



- source : osaka.jagda.org


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. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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