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12/12/2016

Chikugobo Tengu

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Chikugoboo Koorazan 高良山筑後坊
Chikugobo, Korazan Chikugo-Bo

高良山筑後坊(コウラザンチクゴボウ)A Tengu from Mount Korasan in the Chikugo region, now Kurume, Fukuoka.

He is one of the
. 四十八天狗 48 Tengu of Japan .

There is almost nothing to be found about this Tengu, only his name.
Here is some information about the region and Mount Korasan.

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. Koora Taisha 高良大社 Shrine Kora Daisha .
Also called 高良玉垂命神社 or 高良玉垂宮 Kora Tamataregu.
福岡県久留米市御井町1番地 / Kōra taisha 1 Miimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka
Kora Taisha is a prestigious, and the largest shrine in the region as the first shrine in Chikugo 筑後.
At a height of 312 meters, Mount Kora stands on the westernmost edge of the Mino Mountain Range. ... Kora Taisha Shrine, a former National Shrine and a major shrine in the Chikugo region.



筑後高良山高隆寺(御井寺)/ 高良山玉垂宮 Kora Shrine
source : biglobe.ne.jp/~s_minaga/ato_korasan

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Chikugo Province (筑後国 Chikugo no kuni) is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū. It was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州), with Chikuzen Province. Chikugo was bordered by Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.
The ancient capital of the province was located near the modern city of Kurume, Fukuoka.
In the Edo Period the province was divided into two fiefs: the Tachibana clan held a southern fief at Yanagawa, and the Arima clan held a northern fief at Kurume.
... Kōra taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Chikugo.
- source : wikipedia

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There are many legends about Kappa 河童 the Water Goblin in Fukuoka and the Chikugo region.

Chikugo is the origin of a kind of Kappa Gaku Music, which is now an important intangible folk culture asset in Oita 大分県無形民俗文化財.
. Kappa Gaku 河童楽 "Music for the Kappa" .
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more Kappa Legends from Kyushu  河童伝説 - 九州
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Oita 大分県 : 三隈川(筑後川)River Mikumagawa (Chikugogawa)


Kyushu’s largest river, the Chikugogawa 筑後川 Chikugo River, runs through Kurume and makes up part of a fertile area that has long been called the Chikugo Plains.
. Kappa Legends from Tanushimaru 田主丸 Fukuoka .


. suijin 水神 water deity and Kappa legends .
In the year 901, when Sugawara Michizane was about to be murdered at the 筑後川 Chikugogawa river, the general of the regional Kappa 河童の大将 stretched out his arm to help him, but his hand was cut off.
at Kitano Tenmangu - Fukuoka 福岡県の北野天満宮



筑後の国には水天宮 / 筑後河畔の河童伝説 / 筑前と筑後
- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
筑後 河童 11 legends to explore about the Kappa from Chikugo

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

南筑後山村行 / 『筑後風土記』 / 筑後久留米 Chikugo Kurume
八女郡黒木町大字黒木下町(旧筑後国上妻郡黒木町) . . .
- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
27 legends to explore about the region (00)

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4/25/2015

Gaappa legends Kyushu

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- Gaappa ガーッパ The Kappa of Nagasaki 長崎県 -

. - suijin 水神 water deity - .
Gaappa is seen as the God of Water 水神.

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In spring the Gaappa moves to 雞知 Kechi and in Autumn to 佐須 Sasu (対馬 Tsushima ).

The Gaappa has the size of a child with red hair, others say he looks like a large frog with a dent on his head. He likes to eat the nuts of the shuro 棕櫚 hemp palm.

Sometimes he throws sand at a person walking on the beach.

To be possessed by the Gaappa is said of people who like to carry around a lot of fish and sweets on a lonely road at night.
It is almost the same as being possessed by a fox.

Some people with a special medial vision can even see the Gaappa.

If people wrestle with a Kappa, the thread of their robes comes off. To win against a Gaappa best have him stand on his head. Then the magic water from his plate will be spilled.

Before swimming in a river you have to fix some cucumbers to your arms and neck.

People who meet a Gaappa usually become ill very soon afterwards.

On the day of the River Festival カワマツリ people float bamboo shoots and dumplings on the river.
Some rivers have special bewitched places where the Gappa live, ガーッパドコ gaappadoko. These places are dangerous for horses

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Kappa and Monkey 猿

The wild monkeys usually do no harm to humans. But if a human is possessed by a Gaappa the monkey will jump on it and bite it.


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西海市 Saikai town, 西彼町 Seihi

. Gaappa ガーッパ Kappa and Sake .


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商い(秋無い)ますます(二升)繁盛(半升=五合)
aki nai masumasu hanjo - a pun with Chinese characters


対馬市 Tsushima town and Tsushima Island

There are many deep and dangerous river pools on the island, where Gaappa live and bring harm to humans. These pools have water even in the most waterless times of summer.

In one river pool of 佐護川 Sasugawa lives the "Boss of the Gaappa" 大将ガーツパ.
For the New Year all the Gaappa come here to celebrate and exchange stories of their own river pools.
He lives in 千馬ケ原 in Kechi village 美津島町難知,

In some very rural areas there are some kind of 祈祷師 exorcists for the Gaappa, ガーッパおとしの神さん Gaappa otoshi no kami san. They can remove a Gaappa if he possesses a human by beating the Shaman drum, swinging the ritual wand 御幣 and chanting exorcist sutras.

There are so many stories about the Gaappa of Tsushima, so they are sometimes called

対州ガーッバ Taishu Gaappa (Taishu is an old name for the island).
There is a Gaappa well ガーッパ井戸 in the village of 対馬厳原町 Izuharamachi.

At the shrine 壱岐郡芦辺町八幡浦の津緑川(つべらごう)神社 Tsuberago Jinja there is a Kawappa Sumo wrestling ガワッパ相撲 on the 16th day of the O-Bon festival for the ancestors.


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At the end of the Edo period
a samurai on his way home late at night saw a Gaappa in the river. The samurai noticed that his eyes stuck out like that of a crab or lobster but could not remember anything else about the creature he had seen. Oh yes, he also said this creature did not have a plate on its head.


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This happened about 25 years ago.
There was a rumor that this man had been deceived by a Gaappa.
The man called out "There comes a Gaappa!", fell into the river and could not get up by himself. When they finally brought him home to bed, he realize that the whale meat he had in his breast pocket was gone.


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yokai database ガーッパ
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- source : www.eonet.ne.jp/~nagasaki/kappa

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4/14/2015

Kappa Legends Kyushu

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- Kappa Legends from Kyushu  河童伝説 - 九州
Kyushu folk tales about the Kappa


- KAPPA 河童 / かっぱ / カッパ - Legends -
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CLICK for more photos from Kappa in Kyushu.

Fukuoka / Kagoshima / Kumamoto / Miyazaki / Nagasaki / Oita / Saga

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....................................................................... Fukuoka  福岡県 

九千坊河童 Kyusenbo kappa - Kusenbo Kappa, a warrior clan coming all the way from China to Kyushu to become a deity in
. - Tanushimaru 田主丸 - Fukuoka 福岡県 - .

Chikugo 筑後 and Kurume 久留米 / うきは市吉井町 Ukiha

. Chikugo no kuni 筑後国 Chikugo Province .
and Kappa Legends

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. - Kappa Jizoo かっぱ地蔵 Kappa and Jizo Bosatsu - .
legend from Fukuoka 福岡の若松の高塔山

. Bamboo shoots - takenoko bamboo shoot legends - 筍 / 竹の子 伝説 .
and Kappa

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Yamano no Gaku 山野の楽 "Ritual Music from Yamano"
“河童祭り”a very special Kappa Matsuri at the shrine
in the local dialect : Yamanongaku 山野ん楽
山野若八幡神社 Yamano Waka Hachiman Jinja, Yamanowakahachiman

嘉麻市 山野地区 Kama town Yamano hamlet 

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Yamano no Gaku is a festival which is held every year on September 23 at Yamano Wakahachiman Shrine.
Emperor Ojin was deified as Hachiman-jin (the tutelary god of warriors), and is said to be enshrined in all the sites dedicated to him. In the year 1244 (Kangen 2), in order to share the tutelary deity of the 宇佐八幡宮 Usahachiman Shrine in Oita Prefecture, the tutelary god of warriors was also enshrined in the Yamano Wakahachiman Shrine. This is the beginning of the Yamano no Gaku Festival.



During this festival, which has a history of more than 750 years, the shrine parishioners pray for the well-being of their families as well as a bumper harvest. Visitors to this festival will also be able to see the Gaku Uchi. The Gaku Uchi is a drum dance performed in order to ward off disasters. There are 2 versions of the Gaku Uchi. The Fue Gaku is a performance with flutes in order to pray to the repose of souls. The Uta Gaku is a traditional Japanese prayer song. The performers of the dance are referred to as Gaku Kata. The costumes of the Gaku Kata make the performers look like Kappa, a mythical water-dwelling creature.
Hence, this festival is also known as the Kappa Festival.
- source : www.crossroadfukuoka.jp


河童楽 Kappa Gaku, see below
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. Garappa ガラッパ Garappa Don ガラッパドン .

. Gataro ガタロ Kappa and the Gion crest 祇園さん .

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Once upon a time there lives a huge serpent in the pond near the mountain.
She came down to the village to get a girl age 18 every year. But the villagers finally talked her into accepting 18 mochi 餅 rice cakes instead, which they threw into the pond.
This is the origin of offering mochi in the local Shinto shrine, they say.
Other versions say it was a Kappa in the pond.


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. Hidari Jingoro 左甚五郎 master carpenter .
- and the origin of Kappa eating shirikodama.

球磨郡 Kuma district
. yama no mono ヤマンモン,kawa n hito カワンヒト 河童 Kappa .

六郷村 Rokugomura Village
. The Kappa from 龍ヶ淵 Dragon Riverside .

Yachidai Chiho 八代地方 Kumamoto
. Hikoichi 彦一 Hiko-Ichi Sumo Legends . *
彦一と河童の相撲 - ガラッパ Hiko-Ichi and the Kappa (Garappa) doing Sumo
彦一と河童と殿様
河童とすみくらんぼ

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廻りサカマの河童伝説 from Kumamoto  熊本県

- source : www.pu-kumamoto.ac.jp ー team KUMAGATARI 


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. Kappa Legends from Miyazaki  河童伝説 - 宮崎県 .

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....................................................................... Nagasaki 長崎県 

. Gaappa ガーッパ The Kappa of Nagasaki 長崎県 - Legends .

. Gaappa ガーッパ Kappa and Sake .
西海市 Saikai town, 西彼町 Seihi


. Kappa Jizoo かっぱ地蔵 / 河童地蔵 Kappa and Jizo Bosatsu in Nagasaki .

. Fishing for Abalone in Fukue 福江市とあわび  .

. donku ishi どんく石 Kappa Stone and more .

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三隈川(筑後川)River Mikumagawa (Chikugogawa)

In former times Kappa were believed to bring harm to the crops of the fields near the river. So in Summer cucumbers and aubergines, prefered food of the Kappa, were consecrated at the local shrine and then floated in the river with the prayer to protect the crops.

People who were bewitched by the Kappa and had lost their good sense had to sleep in a room with a window toward the river and not use the exit on the road where a Kappa might walk along. When emptying a bucket of water outside, you had to make a loud call to the Kappa first and ask for his permisison.
Women had to behave near the river, lest the Kappa might want to seduce them. Women and girls were also not permitted to go to the river at night and expose their body in the water, because they could get pregnant that way and give birth to a Kappa Baby.

Here is one story of a boy who got bewitched by the Kappa:

Shookichi Kappa 正吉河童 Shokichi Kappa
from Bungo, Oita



Once upon a time
in the village of 日田郡竹田村 Hita Takeda there lived a 12 year old boy named Shokichi. His father was a strong sumo wrestler and Shokichi, still a child, was practicing hard too.

Then one day Shokichi was swimming in the nearby river when someone began to play sumo tricks on him. Shokichi dove down into the water and got hold of something, giving it a good punishment and then went home.

In that night when all were asleep, Shokichi woke up and felt the urge to take a bath. So he went to the river. And surprize - many children came out of the river and challenged him for a bout of sumo wrestling. Shokichi soon realized that this were the local Kappa and begun to wrestle with them.
Soon he had won against two of them. But then more than ten begun to attack him at once. and Shokichi, eager to win, wrestled with all his might.

Back home his father woke up and realized that his son was gone, so he went to the river too. He saw Shokichi on the river bank moving back and forth in a strange manner, as if he was crazy. So his father carried him home by force.

From that time on Shokichi had lost all his good senses and seemed only to wrestle with invisible adversaries. His father realized that he was bewitched and possesed by a Kappa.
Then a priest who knew about the curses of Kappa placed a sword 脇差 by the famous sword maker
郷義弘 Go no Yoshihiro beside the boy.
Shokichi begun to tremble and hid under the bed covers. When they tried to sharpen the sword, Shokichi begun to run wild again.
In the end they called a special mountain priest 修験者 to do some exorcism and the boy was finally healed.

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Saiki 佐伯市

Kappa are seen often, from the river entry into the see up to the mountains. But most often between 宮野浦 Miyanoura and 色利浦 Irori-ura.
Other locations are かんじんの森 Kanjin no Mori,
the back of the main hall of temple 大願寺 Hongan-Ji,
橋の欄干 the railing of a bridge.

An old saying knows
河童に取り憑かれるから酒を飲んで返るな

Be careful of a Kappa when drunk, you might be swindled out of something.


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Buzen 豊前

At the shrine Kumo Hachimangu there is an old ritual and festival called
Kappa Gaku 河童楽 "Music for the Kappa",
also called Kappa Matsuri 河童まつり.

With Kappa in the middle people walk around him with great hand fans 唐団扇 and fan him to appease the wild soul of the Kappa. After that through the 神通力 super-naural power of the Kappa the village will live in peace for another year. This festival dated back at least to the middle of the Edo period and is now the main summer festival of the shrine.

Chikugo is the origin of this kind of Kappa Gaku, which is now an important intangible folk culture asset in Oita 大分県無形民俗文化財.



Kumo Hachimangu, Kumohachimangu, Kumohachiman 雲八幡宮
363 Yabakeimachi Oaza Miyazono, Nakatsu, Oita / 中津市耶馬溪町

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Kumohachiman Shrine
located at Yabakei Town in Nakatsu City, Oita Pref. enshrines Kumo no Yahata no Okami and Myoken Okami. In the precinct stand a huge cedar tree, which is called “sennen Sugi (The 1000-year-old cedar).
The origin of the shrine dates back to the 3rd century, when legendary Empress Jingu, who was on her way back from the Korean invasion, took a rest on a huge stone at the foot of a mountain. Since then miraculous events including a white cloud rising up out of it had happened around this stone. In 703, a lot more clouds suddenly rose up from the stone and the light like arrows of lightening flashed and it took the shape of a small child-like god, which then disappeared. Having the feeling of awe at this miracle, the village people built a small purple shrine beside the stone and worshipped it respectfully. This is the origin of Kumohachiman Shrine and the Kumoishi Stone.
The main building was relocated to the present place by Masataka Kiyohara (the lord of the province) later in 983.
The shrine is famous for “Kappa Festival,” or formally named “Miyazonogaku, Miyazono Gaku 宮園楽 ,” in which traditional music is played to dedicate to the gods.
The legend has it that Heike refugees, who had been defeated in the battle with Genji clan, transformed into a Kappa and brought harm to people, so the villagers began to play music to appease their spirits.
- source : nippon-kichi.jp




耶馬溪河童太鼓 - the Kappa Drummers of the festival




Before the festival, ritual cleansing. The great fans with the Kappa face are on the right.

- More photos about the Kappa Festival - かっぱ楽(宮園楽)
- source : kumohachiman.j-air.net/omaturi



buji sugiru 無事杉る守 branches of the cedar tree, an amulet to pass through difficulties in life
a pun with sugi 杉 the cedar tree and sugiru 過ぎる to pass



taorezu kappa omamori 倒れず勝破 お守
an amulet to win against the misfortunes of life, another pun with the kanji characters 勝破.
This is a three-dimensional amulet.

More amulets here:
- - - - - HP of the shrine
- source : kumohachiman.j-air.net

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buji sugiru - 無事杉る
an amulet to ward off evil influence 魔除けのお守り


Also sold at other shrines in Japan, for example the 廣田神社 Hirota Shrine in Aomori.
Aomori 青森市長島2丁目13-5


source : ameblo.jp/takimotoyumi


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....................................................................... Saga 佐賀県 

. - Genta and the Kappa  源太様 と河童 - .
龍石の伝説
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Hyoosube 兵主部 Hyosube,
. Matsubara Kappa Sha 松原河童社 Matsubara Kappa Shrine .

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nichibun Yokai Database



search for - かっぱ - かっぱ 114 - 008

search for - 河童 -  河童 1202 - 0000

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. mukashibanashi 昔話 folktales - Introduction .
the distinction to legends is sometimes blurred.


. Kappa ishi 河童石 Kappa stone legends
Kappa iwa かっぱ岩 Kappa boulder, Kappa rock .



. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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2/20/2015

Paranormal Japan

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FRONTIERS OF ZOOLOGY Dale A. Drinnon

MORE to explore on this external link
- source : frontiersofzoology.blogspot.jp

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SLIMY FOOTPRINTS
At around 11 PM on August 1, 1984 in the town of Tsushima in Nagasaki prefecture, a squid fisherman named Ryu Shirozaki was walking home from the local pier after work. As he passed near the Kuta river, he came upon a small group of children playing at the water's edge. While it was not entirely uncommon to encounter people fishing in the river at night, it was rather surprising to see youngsters there.

As Shirozaki approached the children, he was struck by how bizarre they appeared in the moonlight. He could make out swarthy faces, unusually spindly arms and legs, and glistening skin. Suspicious, Shirozaki called out to them as he neared, but they seemed startled and quickly disappeared into the water.

The next morning when he returned to the same spot, Shirozaki discovered a set of moist, teardrop-shaped footprints on the nearby pavement. The prints, which appeared to consist of a slimy substance that had begun to coagulate under the hot morning sun, stretched for about 20 meters. Each footprint measured 22 centimeters (about 10 in) long and 12 centimeters (5 in) wide, and they were spaced about 50 to 60 centimeters (about 2 ft) apart.

Shirozaki and a few curious onlookers immediately suspected the footprints belonged to a kappa. People began to gather around as the news spread quickly through town, and all agreed the prints belonged to a kappa. In the minds of many residents, the footprints confirmed the existence of the river imps they knew through local legends.

When police forensic investigators arrived on the scene, they determined that the slimy footprints consisted of an unknown secretion. They took a sample to the lab for analysis, but the results unfortunately turned out to be inconclusive because the sample was too small. The police eventually dropped their investigation, and the mystery of the slimy footprints was never solved.




THE UNCLEAN GUEST
Another recent kappa encounter occurred on June 30, 1991 in the town of Saito in Miyazaki prefecture, when an office worker named Mitsugu Matsumoto and his wife Junko returned home for the evening. Upon opening the front door, the Matsumotos were confronted with a strange smell inside their home. Inside, they found dozens of small, wet footprints around the front door and in the hallway, bathroom, and two tatami rooms. At first they suspected a burglar, but they soon realized nothing had been stolen.

The police briefly surveyed the house, but found nothing except a floor soiled by 30 footprints, each measuring about 7 centimeters long and 6 centimeters wide, and having 4 or 5 toes. To Matsumoto, the footprints did not look human, nor did they appear to belong to any animal he could imagine.

Later that night, as Mrs. Matsumoto was putting laundry away, she discovered an unusual orange stain on some clothing. The next morning, as Matsumoto inspected the house more closely, he discovered a deposit of orange liquid on the portable stereo in the tatami room. He took a sample to the local public health center for analysis, and the results indicated the liquid had an extremely high iron content and a chemical composition resembling spring water.

Troubled by the incident, Matsumoto decided to visit a shaman. After listening to Matsumoto's story, the shaman encouraged him not to worry, explaining that the kappa indigenous to the nearby swamp enjoyed playing the occasional prank on local residents. The kappa were harmless, the shaman told him.

Harmless, perhaps, but Matsumoto found the kappa difficult to clean up after. He tried using detergent, paint thinner and gasoline to remove the footprints and orange stains, but nothing seemed to work.
Sources: Shin-ichiro Namiki, "Nippon No Kaiki Hyaku", 2007





Hairy "Kappas" - Aquatic Kappas
In this case, I would think that the 5-fingered and toed, hairy"Kappas" in the first two rows above represent Hibagons, larger and more apelike creatures than the Freshwater Kappas. In the Kappa pictures below, most of them are of a slenderer, more monkeylike build: and if there is any further complication to be considered, it might well be that some artists make freshwater Kappas too much like the "Known" Japanese macaques.
The hairy Kappas have hair on top of their heads, but it is not exaggerated into the ruffle or mane seen on the FW Kappas. In the stories above, I take the slimy teardrop-shaped tracks to be FW Kappa tracks, basically triangular but number of toes indistinct, tracking pond scum around with their feet: the rusty footprints come friom a four-or-five-toed creature but the tracks do not include the heel, only the forepart of the foot. They are possibly also [composite] dog tracks. Whatever it is had waded through rust-tainted water or mud puddles.

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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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12/29/2014

Tanushimaru Fukuoka

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- Tanushimaru 田主丸 Fukuoka -

Aragoroo Daimyoojin 荒五郎大明神 Aragoro Daimyojin

九千坊河童 Kyusenbo kappa - Kusenbo Kappa
猿猴河童 Enko Kappa (Endo kappa) - Monkey


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Tanushimaru (田主丸町 Tanushimaru-machi) was a town located in Ukiha District, Fukuoka Prefecture.



Tanushimaru was famous for its hot springs, the best being Mino Onsen, as well as its plant farming, unagi, and kappa (a historical, frog-like creature). Legend had it that the nearby river is the origin of all Japanese kappa, and many monuments to the river monster can be seen around the town. Many of the local inhabitants offer cucumbers and sake to the kappa shrines.
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One legend from Kumamoto and Fukuoka in Kyushu knows that the Kappa clan once lived upstream of the Yellow River in China and one of their groups made it all the way to Kyushu to the river 球磨川 Kumagawa in Kumamoto. Their offspring soon counted for more than 9000 (九千坊 Kusenbo / Kyusenbo, Kuzenbo, also the name of their leader).
They became the 九千坊 Kyusenbo clan in Kyushu and it was 加藤清正 Kato Kiyomasa who called on the help of the Monkeys of Kyushu to fight them (Monkeys can see a kappa, even if he is invisible to the human eye).
The Kappa family was defeated and moved on to Higo 肥後 (Kumamoto) and with permission of the local lord 有馬 Arima settled at the river 筑後川 Chikugogawa, also adjacent to Fukuoka.
They now helped to control the water flow of the wild rivers and were soon venerated as the messengers, or rather the Water Deity 水神 of the shrines in their honor, called 水天宮 Suitengu.

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本朝俗諺志 Honsho Zokugenshi of Kumamoto - and 倭訓栞 Wakunkan, Wakun no Shiori.
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. suijin 水神 Kappa, a water deity - Introduction .


. Suitenguu 水天宮 Shrine of the Water God - Introduction . .
Fukuoka, Kyushu 福岡 九州 - Kurume town 久留米市
265 Senoshita-machi Kurume City / 福岡県久留米市瀬下町265
and Kappa amulets and toys - 河童竹、河童鈴、河童人形


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A connection to the famous story of the Journey to the West
. 西遊記 Saiyuki and Son Goku 孫悟空, the Monkey King .



Genjo Sanzo meets Sha Gojyō (Sagojo, Shā Wùjìng (沙 悟淨), a water demon, classified as a kappa in some translations.


『 かっぱの総大将 九千坊物語 』
As the legend is told in Tanushimaru
kamishibai-like presentation of the legend of the Himalayas

-- 沙悟浄 Sagojō, Sagojo, Sandy, leader of the River Kappa (meets 孫悟空 Monkey Songoku)
-- 九千坊 Kyusenbo, leader of the Mountain Kappa in the Himalaya region of China



天地をも狂わす九千坊が神の怒りにふれ、九千メートルの威容を誇っていた事から九千山と呼ばれた 今のエベレスト山に閉じ込められたのは、ずーっと昔。

神の怒りがとける時がようやく訪れます。 九千山のてっぺんに強い光りが突きささり、頂上付近は大音響とともに崩壊。 幽閉されていた九千坊は飛び散る巨石と一緒に、インドのデカン高原まで吹き飛ばされてしまいました。



かっぱの総大将・九千坊が解放されたことで、世界中の河童たちは大変喜び、九千坊は、崩壊で低くなった九千山を元通りにする事を生涯の目標にします。
世界中の河童を総括していた九千坊の幽閉中に、頭角を現したのが孫悟空の兄弟で、中国の川に棲む河童・沙悟浄です。 沙悟浄は既に世界中の山や川を支配下に置き、残すはヒマラヤだけとなっていました.

山の河童と、沙悟浄率いる川の河童との攻防戦は、来る日も来る日も続きます。
頭目カッパ同士が対峙したのは、パミール山地のタクラマカン砂漠でした。

新興勢力の沙悟浄も、九千坊に負けない実力の持ち主。 長老の提案により、沙悟浄と九千坊は、九千山の崩壊時に吹き飛んだ巨石で力比べをする事に。

力比べもなかなか勝負がつきません。 しかし、九千坊が重さ九千トンもの巨石を軽々と持ち上げ、遠くまで投げ飛ばしてしまったことで、沙悟浄はついに降参。

川河童の大将・沙悟浄を参謀役に、九千坊は河童の総大将に君臨します九千坊たちは、砂漠に散らばった巨石を九千山へと運び、修復につとめますが、巨石の間を埋める上質な栗石が必要です。 

Following the orders of Sagojo, the clan travelled along the Silk Road, via China and Korea and then came to Japan.
The clan landed in Yachio in Kumamoto, Kyushu and from there on to Chikugogawa. They settled in Tanushimaru along the river Kosegawa 巨川 at the 蛇渕 banks. This became their base camp in Japan.
The water of the Himalayas gave them special powers, but it seem the water of river Chikugogawa was also a powerful potion 神通力 for them,



Later Kyusanbo had 9000 of his clan members travel all around Japan and settle in every river. From Mount 九千山, a mountain of 9000 meters, he could look over them and check how they collected small stones and have them transport to the Himalayas.
お~しまい - The End
source and all paintings : capricorn09928.blog84



. 河童紙芝居 Kamishibai of the Kappa legends - Introduction .

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Sha Gojyo (沙悟浄) Sagojo is a hanyou, a cross between a yokai and a human, and uses the Shakugetsujou, a metal weapon staff with a sickle and chain, as his primary weapon. In the anime it is revealed that Gojyo can hold his breath for prolonged periods of time while submerged, possibly an inheritance from his demon father, who may have been a water demon (hence, Gojyo's own nickname as "Kappa").
His eyes and hair are blood-red, which expresses his status as a half-blood. Due to this, he is labeled as taboo and unclean by general society.
As a child, he was perpetually being either ignored or beaten by his stepmother, who had been devastated to learn that her husband had an affair with a human woman.
Gojyo smokes, gambles, and flirts with nearly every woman he meets (the last trait is implied to be mainly due to the trauma of being unloved by his abusive stepmother, despite his constant efforts at winning her affection).
...  Gojyo is quick to defend others and holds particular sympathy towards threatened children.

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Journey to the West is a famous Chinese story (called Hsi-Yu Chi in Chinese).
Although compiled by Wu Cheng'en in the 16th century, the legend existed long before that. It is based on a real person named Xuan Zang (602-664 AD), a Buddhist monk who journeyed to India in search of Buddhist sutras. Protecting him on his journey (in the book) are three companions -- the Monkey, the Pig, and a Water Demon called Sandy (Jp. = Sagojō or Sangojo).
To some, the Japanese Kappa is based on Sandy the water demon. According to Chinese mythology, Sagojō was originally the ”Commander of the Heavenly Hosts,“ but he was banished to Earth for accidentally breaking the Jade Emperor’s vase. On earth, he appeared as an ugly water spirit, devouring anyone who strayed near his abode.
In Journey to the West, he is armed with a “water staff” with a metal blade on each end, and he wears a necklace of the skulls of his victims.
source : Mark Schumacher

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Many ancient legends about kappa (water sprites) continue to live on in Tanushimaru to this day and visitors to the district can see a kappa nearly everywhere they go.
Kyushu’s largest river, the Chikugo River, runs through Kurume and makes up part fertile area that has long been called the Chikugo Plains. It can, however, be a very violent river, and given the fact that the flow of its riverbed can change overnight, it has even earned the nickname “The Overnight River”. People living near the river long ago suffered its great floods; they thought the flooding to be the work or curse of gods, spawning a deep belief in gods and eventually a water god-based faith.

With the progress in the world after that, this faith split into factions, one of them thought to be the belief in kappa. It was at this point that the long-held beliefs in various kappa (such as Aragoro Daimyojin) were born in Tanushimaru, and kappa came to be worshipped in various areas!
Beliefs in the Kyusenbo kappa (who bares its torso, wears a loincloth, and has a dent in its head - a so-called “head bowl”) as well as the Endo and other such kappa that avert mass floods have persevered since long ago.

There are two theories as to the origins of kappa in Tanushimaru.
The first claims that Kusenbo from mainland China was leading his subjects and moved toward the Kuma River in Kumamoto Prefecture’s Yatsushiro City but encountered the subjugation of the Higo domain lord Kato Kiyomasa, who forced Kusenbo to flee into the Chikugo River.
The second claims that members the Heike clan who were defeated at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura were swept into the Chikugo River basin, and the essence of their grudge took on the form of kappa. Specifically, the incarnation of Taira no Kiyomori (a general during the mid to late 1100’s) is enshrined as the Monster of the Kose Tributary.

Tanushimaru-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
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Shikaumi Jinja, Shika-Umi Jinja 志賀海神社
877 Shikashima, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka
海人族の信仰の普及の一つに、九州福岡のAzumi no Isora 安曇磯良を祭神として祀っている志賀海神社を根拠地とし、安曇や厚美などの名を頂いて、全国の海辺伝い、もしくは山 奥まで広まっているようだ。これには傀儡舞などの芸能が核となり八幡信仰と結び付いて、西日本に広がり、摂津西宮神社に隷属して、第二の拠点となったと。 つまり仮説だが、河童伝承の残る地域には、海人族である安曇族の流れが
定着したものではないか?
- 茨城は古代、常陸の国であり、蝦夷の国の入り口でもあった。三大河童地帯が、九州の福岡から西日本を飛んで、蝦夷の国である常陸と遠野に定着したと考えると、かなり面白い流れとなると思う。
肥 前の国の武田番匠の使いとも、名匠左甚五郎の使いとも伝えられる大工が、人手が足りないので藁人形や、おが屑の人形を作って命を与えて手伝わせ、無事に仕 事を完成させる事ができた。仕事を終えた後、不必要となった人形は河原に棄てたのだが、いつしかその人形達は人を襲い、人の尻こ玉を抜いて食べるように なったなどの伝承が伝わる。
source : dostoev.exblog.jp

and maybe a connection to the Hachiman belief?

. Azumi no Isora 阿曇磯良 .
- Azumi no Isora Maru 阿曇磯良丸 Isoramaru - Hakata and Hotaka shrine, Nagano
- Ame no Koyane no mikoto 天児屋根命 Amenokoyane


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Chikugo 筑後 and Kurume 久留米

河童と地元民とのもめごと trouble between Kappa and the local people
河童族同士の戦争 insider fighting of the Kappa clan

and many place names named after the Kappa.



In Kurume
you get a カッピースタンプ Kappy Stamp for buying certain goods.

People still tell the children to eat bamboo shoots before going into the water, eating some rice offerings from the Buddhist home alter before going into the water
or reciting a mantra to the Suitengu Shrine .

. Chikugo no kuni 筑後国 Chikugo Province .
and Kappa Legends

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At うきは市吉井町 Ukiha town
there was a wild river, 巨瀬川 Usegawa, where the Kappa lived.
To appease the river deity, the shrine 高橋神社 Takahashi Jinja was built.



Every year in September there is a かっぱ相撲 Kappa Sumo ritual. In former times it used to be grown-ups to perform it, but nowadays schoolschildren with a Kappa shield painted on their back do the sumo wrestling.
source : hosmec.blog.so-net.ne.jp

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. Legends - Kappa densetsu 河童伝説 .

. 加藤清正 Kato Kiyomasa .
(1562 - 1611)

. 平清盛 Taira no Kiyomori .
(1118 - 1181)


. - kaikidan ekotoba 怪奇談絵詞 monster scroll - .
Fukuoka City Museum

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. - monkey - enkoo, enkō 猿猴 / 猿 saru and Kappa 河童 - .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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12/27/2014

Legends about Kappa

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- KAPPA 河童 / 合羽 / かっぱ / カッパ - ABC-Index -
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- Legends - Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Introduction -
folk tales about the Kappa
Kappa zokuden 河童俗伝 Legenden, Geschichten . . .





. 河童紙芝居 Kamishibai Paper Drama of the Kappa legends - Introduction .


. mukashibanashi 昔話 folktales - Introduction .
the distinction to legends is sometimes blurred.


. Kappa ishi 河童石 Kappa stone legends
Kappa iwa かっぱ岩 Kappa boulder, Kappa rock .



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Japanese Tales - Royall Tyler
The kappa, a water goblin that has become almost the emblem of Japanese folklore,
is not to be found in medieval tale literature at all.
Above all, farmers and their preoccupations, so basic to the modern folktale, are rare in the older literature.
Although they do include popular elements, the medieval collections are not folk literature.
. Kappa Legends before the Edo period .
Some Kappa legends can be dated by the persons involved, names of a local lord or a famous priest.

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. Bamboo shoots - takenoko bamboo shoot legends - 筍 / 竹の子 伝説 and Kappa .

. - shirikodama 尻子玉 / 尻小玉 "soul ball in the anus" - .   

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Kappa Muko-Iri 蛇婿入り Kappa as a bridegroom
There Kappa is more helpful, more like the God of the Mountains 山の神.

. kyuuri キュウリ cucumbers and Kappa , Gurken and Kappa .

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. Paranormal Japan: Kappas .
FRONTIERS OF ZOOLOGY - Dale A. Drinnon - modern sightings
- - - - - SLIMY FOOTPRINTS - 1984
- - - - - THE UNCLEAN GUEST - 1991

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. Kappa Legends from Kyushu  河童伝説  九州 .

Fukuoka / Kagoshima / Kumamoto / Miyazaki / Nagasaki / Oita / Saga



. Kappa Legends from Tohoku 河童伝説  東北 .

Akita / Aomori / Fukushima / Iwate / Miyagi / Yamagata


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Aichi 愛知県  

. tadejiru, tade-jiru 蓼汁 soup from the water pepper plant .
God of the Hearth, 竈神 Kamadogami and a Kappa.
Chita Hanto peninsula 知多半島 and Shikushima

. - Aichi prefecture 愛知県 Kappa legends 河童 - .


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. - Ainu アイヌ Legends - Hokkaido - .


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Chiba 千葉県  

Chooshi 銚子地方 Choshi Kappa Legends TBA

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Ehime 愛媛県   - Shikoku 四国

西宇和郡 Nishiuwa gun 伊方村 Ikata

About 100 years ago, a Sumo wrestler walked along with 重箱に餅 a box carrying mochi rice cakes. Along came an Enko エンコ (Kappa) and begun to wrestle with him.
When the Sumo wrestler finally came home, his body was all bloody from scratch wounds. And in the box - you guess - was only horse droppings 馬糞, no rice cakes.


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Fukui 福井県  

三五郎という炭焼きがイッキボウの滝の近くで炭焼きをしていた。子供を連れていたが、ある日子供が滝壷に下りて遊んでいると、カッパが子供を滝の中へ連れて行こうとした。三五郎と妻は乱闘の末、子供を助けた。カッパは蒼白いぬめぬめした体で、頭の上に皿のようなものがあった。

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Gifu 岐阜県 

The One-Armed Kappa
Long, long ago, a kappa lived in the river. This kappa would threaten children who were swimming in the river, pull the tails of horses walking along the river banks and drag them into the water, and generally cause mischief to those around him.
The river this kappa lived in was in a mountain in the province of Hida (modern day Gifu prefecture), and all the villagers were troubled by its presence.
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- source : hyakumonogatari.com

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洞戸村 Horado

A local Kappa (gawairo ガワイロ) changes into a hoozuki 鬼燈 / 鬼灯 Hozuki lampion flower. If people pick up the plant, they will become sick and die.

Gawairo is a local Yokai, changing into a child and challenging people to Sumo wrestling. In his plate on the head is poison which sometimes makes the water all sticky so that people drown. Then he sucks out the idoko イドコ(肛門) anus.


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金山下呂町 Kanayama Gero

Once an old woman was grilling imomochi 芋餅 mochi from potatoes every day for her food. One day a local Kappa (Gaaranbe ガーランベ) who had observed her for a while, tried to steal some. The old woman had secretly added some hot stones inside the mochi and the Kappa, when trying to eat them, burned his mouth badly and fled, never to come back.

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there lived a ガーランベ Kappa in the pond アマ池 Amaike in 広瀬村 Hirose village along the river 馬瀬川 Basegawa. Sometimes he changed his from into a Buddhist priest and tried to get some キビ団子 millet dumplings, but in the evening he always went back to his pond.

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in 馬瀬村 Base village there was a young woman, who came to the local sake shop every day to buy rice wine. The owner thought this was quite strange and followed the woman. She walked all the way to the riverpool and then suddenly disappeared.


. Gero Onsen 下呂温泉 Gero Hot Spring Spa Legends .

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Gunma, Gumma 群馬県  

吾妻郡 Azuma gun, 桐生市 Kiryu

Special kawabitari mochi カワタビタリモチ/ 川浸り餅 Mochi are eaten on the first day of the second lunar month, to prevent the Kappa from pulling humans or animals into the water.
kabitari mochi かぴたり餅 / (川浸り餅) "Mochi for the First Day"


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Hiroshima  広島県 

猿猴川の土手をある男が歩いていたら、いい女が現れた。女から男は手紙を渡すように頼まれた。男が言われたとおり、同い年ぐらいの男に手渡すと、その男はさらに手紙を女のもとに持って行ってくれるように頼んだ。手紙を女に渡した男は、褒美をもらうために船を出して川の中に行った。後に、その男によく似た水死体が流れ着いた。


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Hyogo 兵庫県 
Kobe

. Kudarigabuchi no Kappa 降りが淵の河童 .
- Oga 淡河町 (Oogo, Ogo)
How to kill a kappa with ogarabashi 苧殻箸 chopsticks from ogara hemp reeds


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. Amagasaki, Hyogo 尼崎 民話 .
カッパとお不動さん Kappa and Fudo Myo-O


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Ibaraki, Ibaragi 茨城県   

. Shichiroo Kappa 七郎河童 Shichiro Kappa .
- Tetsugi Jinja 手接神社 - 茨城県小美玉市世沢


. - Ushiku 牛久 Kappa Region in Ibaraki - .

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On the first day of the second lunar month
it is custom to prepare Kakimochi on the first day of the second lunar month and float them in the river. This is an offering to the Kappa, seen as the カワ神様 River Deity and will prevent water accidents.
Along the beach fishermen prepare アンモチ Mochi with anko paste and throw them in the waves.
Special kawabitari mochi カワタビタリモチ/ 川浸り餅 Mochi are eaten on the first day of the second lunar month, to prevent the Kappa from pulling humans or animals into the water.
kabitari mochi かぴたり餅 / (川浸り餅) "Mochi for the First Day"
かーぺぇり餅」(川入り餅)

kakimochi 欠き餅(もち) / カキ餅 Mochi crunch, Arare あられ

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新治郡 Niibari gun 八郷町 Yasato

On the first day of the 12th lunar month, you have to get up early and throw three special カビッタリ餅 chikaramochi rice cakes into the river. If you do not do so, the Kappe will get you.


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Ishikawa 石川県  

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Mie 三重県 

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There is a restaurant called "Kappa club" in my hometown 紀北町 Kihoku-cho, Mie Pref..
When a boy is born in the house of the fisherman in my hometown, manners and customs to have they go with Minato-ya of Honmachi on 11th for New Year holidays and take the cup of parent and child and exchange it stay even now.
湊治郎左衛門 Jirozaemon Minato lived in 長島浦 Nagashima-ura was in the middle of crossing the 赤羽川 Akaba river on the back of his white horse, when the tail of his horse was caught by Kankarakoboshi (Kappa).
When Jirozaemon slashed with his sword, they left the right arm which kankarakoboshi (kappa) screamed, and was catching a tail and escaped in a river.
Because Kankarakoboshi appeared in the evening of the third day after Jirouzaemon took the arm home with, he got his arm back and made a promise to be able to never let the person of the whole families of this house die in the sea and a river.
Thereafter the people of the Minato family didn't seem to encounter drowning in the sea or a river.



When a boy is born in a family of the village which just runs fishery after it for nearly 400 years, they go to the Minato's for New Year holidays and in them for the first time, and a custom to exchange the cup of sake making the vow of parent and child.
Thus the Kappa will also protect them.

- source : Yuichi on facebook -


かんからこぼし Kankara Koboshi


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- reference : bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/minwa  -

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Nagano 長野県  

. koma tsunagi no ki 駒繋ぎの木 "a tree to bind the horse". .
Legend about Hachimantaro and the cherry tree at Matsumoto castle 八幡太郎駒繋ぎ桜


. Megamiko 女神湖, Akanuma 赤沼 - A Kappa Couple .


. yamamayu 山繭 wild silkworm, giant mountain silkworm moth .


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佐久市 Saku

At the うばの滝つぼ waterfall pool of Uba of 九竜平, usually kalled the Kappabuchi かっぱ淵
there lived a Kappa. Some have heard the Kappa calling, others have seen him bath in a pool of bloody water.

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Nara 奈良県  

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Niigata 新潟県  

. Kappa and the Grandpa .

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Okayama  岡山県 

川上郡 Kawakami 備中町 Bichu

Sometimes the Kappa comes out of the hole of the Kappa boulder カッパの岩穴 to catch children. He tears out their intestines through the anus.

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Saitama  埼玉県  

川越市 Kawagoe

ある子供が馬を洗おうと川に入ったら、急に馬が暴れて子供は川に投げ出された。人々が川を見ると、その子供のそばにかっぱがいたので捕らえて殺そうとした。しかし近くの寺の和尚が哀れに思い、里人に命乞いをして助けた。かっぱは二度と人馬を捕らえないと約束し川に帰った。その晩に和尚の枕の側に、お礼の鮒が2匹置いてあった。


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. Shiga 滋賀県 .
gataro ガタロ Gataro
gataroo ガタロウ Gataro
gawata ガワタ Gawata
kawataroo カワタロウ Kawataro

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Shimane 島根県 

. Kawako no Miya 河伯の宮 "Shrine for Earl Kappa" .
Matsue 松江 / 河内村 Kawachimura


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Shizuoka 静岡県

. Kappa no Sara カッパの皿 The Dish of Kappa .
豊岡村 Legend from Tomioka Village


Izu 伊豆半島 

Izu 伊豆半島の河童 Izu Peninsula and Kappa legends TBA


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Tochigi  栃木県 

芳賀町 Haga

If you pee into the river, the Kappa will come and pull you into the water.

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Tokushima 徳島県  - Shikoku

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Tokyo 東京 - Edo 江戸  

. Kappa Daimyojin 河童大明神 Great Deity Kappa .
Soogenji 曹源寺 Sogen-Ji - Kappabashi
naminori kappa 波乗り河童 Kappa riding the waves


The Appearance of a Kappa
In the Meiwa era (1764-72), near the village of Takekura in Honjyo-Go . . .
and Ooda Chogen

The Kappa of Mikawa-cho
In Kanda, in the vicinity of the town of Mikawa, there was a man named Kichigoro. . . .
- source : hyakumonogatari.com

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Toyama  富山県 

魚津市 Uozu town - 新湊市 Shinminato town

On the first day of the 12th lunar month, the first day of crossing the river is celebrated as Kawabitari no tsuitachi 川渡りの朔日.
餅 Mochi are thrown into the river and people eat them to avoid water accidents.
If you do so, the Kappa will not harm you.

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Tottori 鳥取県 

In the 因幡 Inaba region it is customary to eat kamayaki 釜焼 broiled fish on the 15th day of the 6th lunar month to avoid damage from the Kappa.

In the 伯耆 Hoki region it is customary to prepare 牡丹餅 botamochi on the first day of the 12th lunar month, pick them up with chopsticks and rub them on one's knees (or maybe other body parts that are acheing). The Mochi are then floated in the river to avoid damage from the Kappa.
hizanuri ひざ塗り / 膝塗り rubbing Mochi on ailing body parts, is a special custom of this region.


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Wakayama 和歌山県 

. 白良浜(しららはま)の甲羅法師 Shirarahama no Kora Boshi .
Shirahama 白浜


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Yamanashi 山梨県   

. - Kappa no kizugusuri カッパのきず薬 / 河童のきず薬
Kappa makes an ointment for wounds - .

Legends about Kappa teaching humans to make medicine.
also from other prefectures


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Fukumusume 福娘童話集 Fukumusume (hukumusume) collection
カッパの雨ごい amagoi making rain - see manga mukashibanashi
カッパのトゲぬき薬 togenuki pull out thorns medicine
カッパの宝物 takaramono treasure - see Ushiku
人を水中に引きこむカッパ pulling people in water
カッパの年貢(ねんぐ) nengu - paying taxes
來釣河童吧(カッパをつろう)
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- source : hukumusume.com



河童千一夜 collction by Mizuku Shigeru 水木しげる
2.1 河童膏
2.2 梅林の宴
2.3 皿
2.4 瓢箪
2.5 復讐
2.6 小便
2.7 曲馬団
2.8 花の下の井戸
2.9 詫び証文
2.10 蕎麦の花
2.11 河童の手
2.12 きゅうり地獄
2.13 徳兵衛と丸子石
2.14 髪様の壺
2.15 花子河童
- source : ja.wikipedia.org

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. BACKUP - 14 Kappa Legends to explore - .
近藤せいけんによるかっぱのお話。 - kindai-karate.jp/minwa_kappa -

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nichibun Yokai Database



search for - かっぱ - 114 - - - かっぱ (x06)

search for - 河童 -  1202 - - - 河童 (x)

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Fujipan - hagukumu - A list with about 90 legends from the prefectures
http://www.fujipan.co.jp/hagukumu/
http://minwa.fujipan.co.jp/hagukumu/minwa/youkai/youkai/kappa/
民話の部屋(昔話)- とんと昔あったとさ-フジパン
- source : www.fujipan.co.jp/search

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- quote wikipedia
各地の伝承 -

神奈川 Kanagawa
神奈川県の目久尻川では、古くからの言い伝えとして「川沿いの畑を荒していた河童をとらえた農民たちが、怒りのあまり目玉をくりぬいてその血とともに川に 流した」とされている。(名前の由来にもなっている) 実際川沿いのとある場所には河童の像が設置してあり、地域住民によって祀られている。

広島 Hiroshima
広島市の猿猴川(えんこうがわ)には、その名前の由来となっている「猿猴(えんこう)」という生物の伝承がある。この猿猴は、伝承での形容から河童の一種であると考えられている。詳しくは「猿猴」の項を参照のこと。
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