The Kappa either child of the river is a well-known yōkai aquatic, and its most distinctive feature is that it has a sunken backbone and must always be filled with water to maintain its vital energy. There are countless curious stories about this being, and constant appearances from the ancient engravings of centuries ago to the modern video games of today.
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It is known that cucumber is one of the favorite delicacies of the kappa.
Traditionally, Japanese families were throwing cucumbers into lakes and rivers in the form of an offering to prevent the kappas from devouring the children.
Also because of the kappas' predilection for cucumbers. there is a sushi called kappamaki, which is a seaweed, rice and cucumber roll.
Hence this drawing where you can see a kappa It's best not to leave them hungry!