Kappa (河童, “river-child”), alternately called Kawatarō (川太郎?, “river-boy”) or Kawako (川子, “river-child”), are legendary creatures, a type of water sprite found in Japanese folklore. In Shintō they are considered to be one of many suijin. A hair-covered variation of a Kappa is called a Hyōsube (ひょうすべ).

Kappa are similar to Scandinavian Näkki, Germanic Neck and Scottish Kelpie in that all have been used to scare children of dangers lurking in waters.

Find more about the Kappa on wikipedia



Location:Not far from the station









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3 Responses to “A Kappa in Hiroshima (Legendary creature)”

  1. Vivi says:

    Hehehe :-) )))

  2. Dalva says:


  3. lina says:

    Oh this is great!

    The comic strip about it is quite nice. Now, if only they have an English version for it!

    And my Kappa story :
    http://urutoranohihi.blogspot.com/2011/06/golden-kappa.html ^^