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1/06/2015

Futaba dolls

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- Futaba dolls 双葉人形 Futaba turtle dolls -

Shibaten しばてん / 芝天 otter and Kappa from Tosa
Along the rivers of Kochi lived a lot of kawauso 獺魚 otters, which legends often turned into a kappa called Shibaten, or revered it in his form of a river deity Enko 猿猴 .
Like the people of Tosa, the Shibaten likes sumo wrestling and always challenges people whom he meets on the road.
Nowadays clean natural rivers without concrete banks are seldom, so the Shibaten (and the river otter) is seen much less often.

Shibaten is usually depicted as childlike, of about 1 meter hight, with a lot of hair on the body.



Maybe this river monster was once a tengu and retained the part in the name of
ShibaTEN 芝天.
SHIBA シバ can also relate to the famous dog race, Shiba ken 柴犬.

Hariko papermachee dolls of the Shibaten kappa were given to children to protect them from river accidents.





Hariko 張り子 papermachee dolls
by 林史恵
- source : harikonohayashiya.blog


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Futaba Doll Atelier, Kochi 高知 

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The Futaba dolls are mythical Japanese water legend creatures, part human part turtle.






- source : www.ebay.co.uk


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Japanese Cloth Turtle Character Dolls
hand-painted stockinette dolls

These two turtle character dolls are from a Japanese fable.
The bottom of the wood base to the tip of top of hair each measures approx. 6 1/2 - 7" tall. They have hand painted faces with side glancing eyes. The turtle with the light brown/titian hair is marked on the bottom of base: JAPAN in black ink and then has a store tag that reads: Futaba Doll Atelier Kochi. He has a small hole back of right leg.
The dark brown hair turtle has two brown stains by the right part of his mouth and one at the right side of his hair. He is marked: MADE IN JAPAN on bottom of his base.



Both are made of silk stocking material with human hair wigs and hand painted features.
- source : www.rubylane.com


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Shibaten dolls しばてん人形 Kappa clay dolls from Kochi



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Shibaten odori しばてん踊り Shibaten Kappa Dance
A popular amusement when people meet





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. - Otter 獺魚 kawauso - .   

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. Folk toys from Tosa 土佐 - Kochi 高知県 .


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

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .


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12/27/2014

Sumo wrestling

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- KAPPA 河童 / 合羽 / かっぱ / カッパ - ABC-Index -
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. Sumoo 相撲  Sumo wrestling .
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shared by Tajimi Jones, facebook

According to Tajimi Jones, kappa are big sumo fans! Both as spectators and as participants.

. Tajimi Jones, a friend on facebook 多治見 岐阜 .

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COMBAT and SUMO
The chief delight of the mischievous Kappa is to challenge humans to single combat. Indeed, the Kappa delights in Japanese sumo wrestling, and often challenges its victim to a sumo bout. Writes scholar Michael Dylan Foster: :
“In one legend involving sumo, some children are playing by the water when a child with whom they are unacquainted appears and challenges them to sumo. Observing this child closely, they realize it is actually a kappa, and that there is water in the sara on its head. Accordingly, they shake their own heads; the kappa imitates them, spilling the water. Bereft of all strength, it is forced to leave.
This love of the sport of sumo can be found throughout much kappa lore. One common method for defeating the kappa when challenged to sumo, or any other confrontation, is simply to bow politely. The kappa, though mischievous, is essentially a polite creature who defers to human ritual; it will bow in response, spilling its water, and thus losing its power.”
- source : Mark Schumacher


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八代地方に伝わる民話 Hiko-Ichi Legend 彦一
from Yachidai, Kumamoto, Kyushu


彦一と河童の相撲 - ガラッパ Hiko-Ichi and the Kappa (Garappa) doing Sumo


source : totot.town-web.net/hikoiti

八代市には、河童が上陸したという伝説があったり、河童とかキツネに関わる民話も残っている。
民話では、彦一の頓智ものが物語としてして受け継がれている。

There are many legends about Hikoichi on this page.
彦一と河童と殿様
河童とすみくらんぼ
- source : totot.town-web.net


. Garappa ガラッパ Garappa Don ガラッパドン of Kyushu .

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. Shibaten しばてん / 芝天 Sumo-loving Kappa from Tosa - Kochi .

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白藤源太」河童に稽古
Shirafuji Genta watching Kappa practising Sumo



Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

河童の相撲を上から悠々と団扇を扇ぎながら眺めている力士、白藤源太。
この白藤源太は歌舞伎や謡曲などでよく登場した、伝説上の力士である。
しかし歌舞伎などの最強力士な設定とは裏腹に、実在した白藤源太は結構悲惨な運命を辿っている。

千葉県に生まれ、大柄で力もあったことから江戸に出て力士を目指す。いっときは有名になることもあったのだが、後に破門され、生まれた村に帰って酒と喧嘩三昧の日々を過ごした。そして村の村人に、酒に酔わされた挙句殺されてしまうという、非常に悲しい最後を迎えている。
そんな白藤源太がなぜかくも歌舞伎などで英雄視されたのかは謎だが、とにかく後世には「伝説的力士」として伝わったのだから少しは救いがあるのかも知れない。

さて、この『和漢百物語』の絵は、解説文には「ある夏に源太が柳の木の下で佇んでいると河童が勝負を挑んできた。源太は一喝して、その河童を投げ殺した」
とある。
え、投げ殺した?
絵を見る限りではそんな光景には見えないのだが、解説文によれば源太は河童を余裕で「投げ殺せる」ほどの力士だったようだ。
しかしそんな源太にわざわざ勝負をいどむのだから、河童も相当な相撲馬鹿なのであろう。
- source : www.youkaiwiki.com


. Shirafuji Genta 白藤源太 by Ogawa Usen 小川芋銭 .

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高橋神社 Takahashi Jinja うきは市吉井町 Ukiha town - Fukuoka

. かっぱ相撲 Kappa Sumo ritual in September .



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Wakayama, Shirahama 和歌山県白浜町

. Shirarahama no Kappa, Kora Boshi 白良浜 の甲羅法師 .
and his Sumo with Hikoza 彦左.

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Kappa are usually seen as mischievous troublemakers or trickster figures.
Their pranks range from the relatively innocent, such as loudly passing gas or looking up women's kimonos, to the malevolent, such as drowning people and animals, kidnapping children, and raping women.
Another method of defeat involves shogi or sumo wrestling: a kappa sometimes challenges a human being to wrestle or engage in other tests of skill. This tendency is easily used to encourage the kappa to spill the water from its sara.
- source : wikipedia


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Print from the Smithsonian collection (Freer & Sackler Gallery).


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. Kappa, Sumo and Bamboo Shoot Legends 筍 / 竹の子 (takenoko) .



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. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .


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