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The pond and river-dwelling monsters are typically depicted as human-like but with the scaly greeny blue skin of a reptile and webbed feet. These illustrations are from the mid-19th century

'Kappa' water demon remains will go on show in Japan

The pond and river-dwelling monsters are typically depicted as human-like but with the scaly greeny blue skin of a reptile and webbed feet. These illustrations are from the mid-19th century

河童 《川太郎》©水木プロダクション

河童 《川太郎》©水木プロダクション

From Wikipedia: A type of Japanese yōkai, the Tsukumogami (付喪神 “Kami of tool”; ?) was a concept popular in Japanese folklore as far back as the tenth century, used in the spread of Shingon Buddhism. Today, the term is generally understood to be applied to virtually any object, “that has reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and self-aware,”[citation needed] though this definition is not without its controversy.

From Wikipedia: A type of Japanese yōkai, the Tsukumogami (付喪神 “Kami of tool”; ?) was a concept popular in Japanese folklore as far back as the tenth century, used in the spread of Shingon Buddhism. Today, the term is generally understood to be applied to virtually any object, “that has reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and self-aware,”[citation needed] though this definition is not without its controversy.

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