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The kappa is one of Japan's most famous monsters. It is a water imp that, according to centuries-old Japanese folktales and legends, lives in the rivers and ponds of Japan. It is both a deadly monster and a troublesome prankster.
They are said to be "peeping Toms" that watched women bathe in the rivers and peek up their kimonos. They are also scavengers that raid nearby gardens. Also, kappa are said to fart very loudly and rudely.
On the other side of the coin, lurk in the rivers and ponds of Japan and drown people after luring them near the water. Kappa love eating children and tales of kappa kidnapping and devouring children have kept many a child from going swimming in the rivers alone over the centuries!
Still today around deep water the Kappa is depicted as a warning to children.
about going swimming alone in dangerous spots, as well as what lies beneath the water.