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3/12/2015

Aichi prefecture

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- Aichi prefecture 愛知県 Kappa 河童 カッパ かっぱ
河童俗伝 Kappa zokuden folktales -




Aichi Prefecture (愛知県 Aichi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region. The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region.
The capital is Nagoya 名古屋. It is the focus of the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area.
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The tade 蓼 Polygonum hydropiper features in many of these legends.

Some tales are quite similar and only mentioned abbreviated.

kawa kozoo 川小僧 "young man (monk) from the river - another name for the Kappa.

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A legend from Aichi 愛知県, Chita Hanto peninsula 知多半島 and Shikushima
The legend tells of the God of the Hearth, 竈神 Kamadogami and a Kappa.

tadejiru, tade-jiru 蓼汁 soup from the water pepper plant
Polygonum hydropiper. The leaves are squeezed for a pungent hot soup.



Once upon a time
a Kappa lived on the lid of the kitchen stove 竈の蓋 of a prosperous family. This Kappa, also callen Enko 猿侯, helped the family with their work. One day in a very hot summer, they prepared a soup from water pepper, which is a speciality of this region, and offered it to the Kappa. The soup was very bitter and the Kappa did not like it. Angry, he ran away.
After that the good fortune of the family declined rapidly.
- source : forumdoi.exblog.jp - カッパ・猿侯

. Deity of the Kitchen and the Hearth 竈神 .


. . . . things a Kappa dislikes and fears 嫌物 .

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Kappa and Kaaranbe カアランベ "river child"

Aichi prefecture 愛知県 - no village details

Once upon a time, a farmer worked in his fields, when a young man came along. He was afraid the man would be a kappa and gave him some tade to eat. and what do you say - the man jumped high in the air and vanished in the nearby river pond 蛇淵.
The next day a huge fish called amenouo アメノウオ / 鯇魚 of the trout family (Oncorhynchus masou ) swam on the river pond.
The family ate this delicious trout, but they all died after that.

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A man washed his horse by the river and when he wanted to head home, he saw a Kappa grabbing the tail of his horse. There was still water in the plate of the Kappa and he was quite strong, but the man let him go and the Kappa fled.
From that day on, the Kappa brought a basket full of fish to the man every day.

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葉栗郡 Haguri gun 浅井町 Asaimura / カアランベ(河童)

There lived a bone doctor who had a medicine from the Kappa.
When a person with a would to heal came to him, the person had to walk around the pond in the family garden once. Then the Kappa came out and began to heal the patient.

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北設楽郡 Kitashitara gun 振草村 Furikusamura
There are various tales from Kitashitara.
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A story similar to the soup from the tade water pepper plant
In this village story
it was a New Year feast with this soup, when the Kappa left the family.
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Zenwanbuchi 膳椀淵 "river pool for trays and bowls".
It was a place where you could lend dinner trays and bowls.
One day a youngster threw pebbles into the cooking hearth. Then a princess appeared from the depth of the pool. The youngster stuck a branch into the pond, but the stick changed into a scarecrow かがし.
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One day in the beginning of the Meiji period, a man passed at the Zenwanbuchi late at night. A beautiful woman passed him. He walked home but was very very scared. He had to stay in bed for three days. People believed he was bewitched by the beautiful princess Otohime 乙姫.

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Another story related to the Zenwanbuchi - Fuchigo Zenwan ふちご膳椀
zenwan kari ni fuchigo made 膳椀借りに ふちごまで going to the river pool girl to borrow some trays and bowls



The Fuchigo 「ふちご」lady of olden times wore a lot of whirling water.
People went to her to borrow trays and bowls for feasts at wedding ceremonies and funerals. And she always lent them in her kind ways.
One day a nervous youngster brought the wrong things back and from that on she never lent any bowls and trays again.
- source : sukosidake.at.webry.info


- - - - - Similar stories about lending お膳 O-Zen trays :
. Fukushima 福島県 Kappa legends 河童 .

. Miyagi 宮城県 Kappa legends 河童 .

. Miyazaki 宮崎県 - 山姫 Yamahime lending zenwan .

. Nagano 長野県 Kappa legends 河童 .

. Saitama 埼玉県 / 日高町 Hidaka .

. Legends about ike no nushi 池の主 と伝説 the Master of the Pond .
more about lending food trays and bowls.

. お善鬼様 O-Zenki Sama - The Benevolent Demon .
Nagano, Aoni shuuraku 青鬼集落 a hamlet named Aoni "Green Demon"




. Dinner Tray, food tray (zen 膳) - Introduction .
For a wedding or funeral, these trays were used to serve the many visitors and family members.


. Legends about the Red Cow, Red Bull  赤牛と伝説 aka-ushi, akaushi .
北巨摩郡 Kitakomo gun 小淵沢町 Kobuchisawa - Yamanashi
The red cow providing dinner trays to the villagers !


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北設楽郡 下津具村 Shimo Tsugumura

Once upon a time
there lived old man Yajiemon 彌次右衛門長者 with his brother and sister, Oto オト and Nabe ナベ. One day by accident Nabe let a spindle fall into the cooking pot. This was a very bad omen in this region. When she asked Grandma for advice, Grandma said to throw the pot into the Benten River Pool 弁天淵. And so she did.
BUT in that night a strong sudden flood came down the valley and wiped out the home of Yajiemon and his family.
(This is listed among the Kappa legends.)

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北設楽郡 設楽町 Shitaracho

A rich man named 小石久右エ門 Koishi Kyu-emon walked pass the 男が淵 Otokogabuchi River Pool and met a kappa (Kawa Kozo 川小僧 ). He tried to kill the Kappa by hitting it with his long metal pipe but things turned out different and he was thrown into the river.

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北設楽郡 富山村 Tomiyamamura

The 田辺家 Tanabe family had a Kappa helping, and he always used the same bowl for his food 食事を与えた器. This bowl was brought by Kappa from the Dragon Palace 河童が竜宮.
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A Kappa lived with the Tanabe family
and he always sat on a round cushion 円座. The family kept this cushion as a great treasure, but about 30 years past it was lost.
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The Kappa of the Tanabe family always helped with the farm work. When visitors came to the family he always brought two trout from the nearby river Tenryugawa 天龍川から鯇魚(アメノウオ)and delivered them at the kitchen entrance.
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Then one day the Kappa left the Tanabe family. On that day a servant had given him a bowl of bitter tade soup by accident. Anyway, the Kappa left and the good fortune of the family came to an end.
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At the old family home of the Oyakata オヤカタ (chief, master)
there once lived a Kappa on the lid of the kitchen stove on a round cushion.
He always helped the family with the farm work.

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北設楽郡 豊根村 Toyonemura

Once upon a time
there lived a Kappa (kawaranbe "river child" カワランベ) in the river Tenryugawa 天竜川.
The man who told us this story once observed a Kappa at the river bank. The Kappa had shapeshifted into a beautiful woman and had come to help in the family. At the riverbank 川原の淵 she stood on a bridge and offered to lend trays and bowls. When he brought them back later, he secretely hid them in the river.
Every time there were many visitors he could do this and the lady only said to him
"Never ever offer me tade soup!"
One day he wanted to find out the truth and offered her a bowl of tade by blowing the bubbles into the river and pouring it into the river.
From that day on, the lady never came back and never lent him any trays any more.
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This story is told by various people.

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Hataoribuchi 機織淵 "Weaving River Pool"
(there is also a legend about a place of this name in Iwate 岩手県二戸郡浄法寺町.)

Once upon a time
there was a huge rock at the river bank and a woman was sitting there weaving.
Many days passed and many villagers came by just to see her. When she had finished her weaving, he disappeared into the depth of the pool.
AND
for many weeks to come, villagers could hear the sound of weaving from the bottom of the pool.

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Kitashitara gun 北設楽郡 - no village mentioned

At the Mirane River Pool ミラネ淵 there once lived a Kappa.
One day he grabbed the tail of a horse and was draged all the way along the road.


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名古屋市 西区 Nagoya Nishi
At the river 老瀬川 there lived a very strong man who once punished a Kappa.


豊田市 Toyota 簗平町 Yanadairacho
The place name of Yanadaira comes from the vast weirs for catching fish (yana 簗, 魚簗 fish trap) in the river.
One day they found the dead body of a kappa (kawa boozu 川坊主 Kawa Bozu) there.


八名郡 Yanagun 七郷村 Nanasatomura
Nukafuchi (Nukabuchi) 糠淵 -
a river pook where since olden times lived the "master of the pool" 淵の主.
In the beginning of the Meiji period, when wood was transported along the river, a stem flow into this pool. A small snake (kojanome 小蛇) carried it in it mouth.
The man who made this observation later became a high fever, and soon all the other workers with the wood transportation also became very ill.


There is also a Nukafuchi in Akita near Yokote, related to Namahage legends of Akita.


- source : namahage.is.akita-u.ac.jp

. Akita 秋田県 Kappa Legends 河童 .



Nagoya 須佐男神社 Susano Jinja Shrine
and the かっぱ商店街 Kappa Shotengai Shopping Street
Once the Kappa from the nearby river helped a child which was drowning, so the villagers venerated him.

- reference : かっぱ商店街 名古屋 -

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- reference : nichibun yokai database 河童 -

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. Mascots マスコット and Characters キャラクター .
Chubu 中部地方


Kappa kun カッパ君 Aichi 愛知県の県営水道

Kappa Oyako かっぱ親子 Kappa family - Aichi 愛知県美浜町/ かっぱの三人家族
- Kawataro 河太郎 / Hanachan 花ちゃん

Oise Kappa renjaa 笈瀬かっぱレンジャー Oise Kappa Ranger - from Oisegawa 笈瀬川, Nagoya 愛知県名古屋市

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Kappa Sushi Bullet Train



- Kappa Sushi in Aichi - reference

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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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1/09/2015

Kyushu

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Kyushu 九州地方

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Fukuoka 福岡県

Chikappa チカッパ Fukuoka 福岡県久留米市

Kappa family かっぱファミリー Fukuoka 福岡県北九州市

Kappa kun and Chikappa chan 「カッパツくん」-「チカッパちゃん」Fukuoka 久留米市田主丸町

Nakappa なかっぱ Fukuoka 福岡県中間市 福岡県嘉麻市

Natsuki chan family 「なつきちゃん」一家 Fukuoka

Wakappa わかっぱ Fukuoka 福岡県北九州市

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Saga 佐賀県

Matsubaragawa river Kappa family - Saga 松原川で暮らす河童の家族 佐賀市

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Kagoshima 鹿児島

Miyappii みやっぴー



JAさつま川内(鹿児島県薩摩川内市若松町9番17号)

In the region of Sendai 川内地方, there once lived a Kappa in the river Sendaigawa 川内川.
In our times,  this Kappa was created to please the kids of the town.
It carries some local fruit, strawberries and kinkan 金柑 cumquats.
And also some vegetables, gobo 牛蒡 burdoc and garlic.

- source : blog.goo.ne.jp/jakyara

JA - JA Japan Agriculture 農業協同組合
The Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (全国農業協同組合中央会 Zenkoku Nōgyō-kyōdō-kumiai Chuōkai), in short JA-Zenchu (JA全中), is an independent administrative Japanese body within the Japan Agriculture (JA) Group which determines policy and administrates the group.
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Oita 大分県


Okabari kun おかぱりくん
The name is a pun with Okawari for food, especially a bowl of cooked rice.
「水郷ひたかっぱ米」 横尾農園 Hita Town 日田市





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source : ニヤッとする話

Garakapu and Arakapu ガラカブVSアラカブ from Kyushu


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. - Genta and the Kappa  源太様 と河童 - .
Saga prefecture 佐賀県


. - Tanushimaru Town 田主丸 Fukuoka - .


Kagoshima Kappa Koen 鹿児島川内川の上流河童公園 Kappa Park
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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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Chugoku

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Chugoku 中国地方

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Hiroshima 広島県

Kappii カッピー Hiroshima 広島県立河内高等学校

Kyuutaroo, Kyutaro キュー太郎 Hiroshima 広島市南消防署


Shinbi chan and Taiken kun 「心美ちゃん」-「体健くん」 - 河内高等学校


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Okayama 岡山県

Daisuke - Tsuyama Daisuke 津山太助となかまたち (岡山県 津山市)

Kappa かっぱ Okayama, Yoshiigawa river 岡山県の吉井川

Kappa no Gon chan かっぱのごんちゃん Okayama, Tsuyama 岡山県津山市


Kappii カッピー 
Kume Nan 岡山県久米南町



Kappa in Yuge  弓削 (part of Kume Nan)


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Shokutan しょくたん Okuyama, Tsuyama 岡山県津山市


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Tottori 鳥取県

Kamoboo and his family 茂坊とその家族 Tottori 鳥取県米子市

Kappa no Kon chan family カッパのコンちゃん一家 Tottori 米子市「カッパロード」
Kappa no Sanpei 河童の三平 - Kappa Road, Tottori 米子市「カッパロード」

Tako chan タロちゃん Tottori 「鳥取カッパ友の会」


. Kappa no Sanpei 河童の三平 / カッパの三平 Sanpei the Kappa .
and Mizuki Shigeru

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. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .


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Kansai

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Kansai 関西地方

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Hyogo



Fuku chan and Saki chan フクちゃん - サキちゃん
Hyogo 兵庫県神崎郡福崎町 Kanzaki district, Fukusaki town



Gajiroo ガジロウ Gajiro
"Kappa no Gajirou" Fukusaki Town 福崎町 in Kanzaki District


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Kyoto

Itokichi and Itomin イト吉 - イトミン Kyoto 京都校

Kappa Kazoku カッパ家族 Kappa family - Kyoto 黄桜株式会社

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Osaka 大阪府

Dappa kun だっぱくん Osaka 日本水陸観光株式会社

Kappa Ninja seseragi かっぱ忍者せせらぎ
大阪府生活排水対策



Monogoi kappa ものごいかっぱ Osaka 大阪道頓堀川

Yatta kun ヤッタくん Osaka 大阪府八尾市下水道

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Wakayama 和歌山

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Chita district, Mihama  知多半島美浜町





花ちゃん娘かっぱ Hana-Chan Kappa
She kneels on a clam in front of the station, with a 鯛 Tai, auspicious sea bream on her lap.
Mihama has some nice beaches and this Kappa should help prevent water accidents, especially for children.

There are two more Kappa near by in front of 河和口駅前 Kowaguchi station
Kappa no Kazoku かっぱの家族 - the Kappa Family




Yuriko Kachan Kappa ゆり子母ちゃんかっぱ




- - - - - Map with all Kappa from Chita district
- reference source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kibatuya_san -

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Shirahama 白浜 "the White Beach"

Itsuiro kappa いついろかっぱ Wakayama, Shirahama 和歌山県白浜町
A Children's book of Five Kappa in five different colors :


- Budoo Kappa BUDOSUKE ぶどうかっぱ 「ぶどすけ」Purple Grapes



- Ichigo Kappa ICHI いちごかっぱ「いち」Red Strawberries



- Mikan Kappa MIKAMARU みかんかっぱ 「みかまる」



- Momo Kappa KOMOMO ももかっぱ 「こもも」 Peach



- Ume Kappa UMEKICHI うめかっぱ 「うめきち」 Plums

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. - Panda Kappa PAN パンダかっぱ 「パン」 .
and the Legend of Kora Boshi 甲羅法師(ごうらぼうし)
Five Kappa of different colors 五色河童の物語 named after a beach in the South of Shirahama, called
Goshiki ga hama 五色ヶ浜 The Beach in five colors.


. goshiki 五色と伝説 Legends about the five ritual colors .

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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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Chubu

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Chubu 中部地方

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. - Aichi prefecture 愛知県 Kappa 河童 - .

Kappa kun カッパ君 Aichi 愛知県の県営水道

Kappa Oyako かっぱ親子 Kappa family - Aichi 愛知県美浜町/ かっぱの三人家族
- Kawataro 河太郎 / Hanachan 花ちゃん

Oise Kappa renjaa 笈瀬かっぱレンジャー Oise Kappa Ranger - from Oisegawa 笈瀬川, Nagoya 愛知県名古屋市


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Fukui 福井県

Damugappa ダムガッパ Dam Kappa
福井県の浄土寺川ダム Jodojigawa Dam



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Gifu 岐阜県

. Unagappa うながっぱ Tajimi 多治見市 .


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Nagano 長野県

Gomakappa こまかっぱ (長野県 駒ヶ根市)

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Shizuoka 静岡県

Sakumaru さくまる , Shizuoka, Sakuma town 静岡県佐久間観光協会



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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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Kanto

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Kanto 関東地方

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Chiba 千葉県

Kappii kun ikka カッピーくん一家 Kappikun Family Chiba 千葉県我孫子市

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Gunma

Toneboo, Tonebo 利根坊 from the Tone river, Gunma 群馬県 Kappa club カッパCLUB

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Ibaraki / Igaragi 茨城県

Kyuuchan キューちゃん Ushiku, Ibaraki茨城県牛久市

. - Ushiku 牛久 Ibaraki Kappa Legends - .


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Saitama 埼玉県

Genchan げんちゃん (埼玉県 戸田市) Saitama

Iroha Kappii いろはカッピー - Saitama 埼玉県志木市

Kabaru カパル (埼玉県 志木市)Saitama



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Kappa in a park in Saitama

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Tokyo 東京

Abika chan あびかちゃん from the summer festival カッパまつり

Aika chan あいかちゃん Asakusa Kappabashi 浅草のかっぱ橋

Hongoro ほんごろう from Tokyo University 東京大学

Kaparu カパル 志木市文化スポーツ振興公社

Kappa Kawataro Kun and Kapppa Komachi chan 「かっぱ河太郎君」「かっぱ小町ちゃん」from 東京都台東区

Kappa no Kotaro カッパのコタロウ Tokyo 東京都の北十間川

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小名木川の河童 Kappa at Onagigawa, Tokyo, Koto ward
東京都江東区

In memory of Akutagawa Ryunosuke

河童忌や水位高まる小名木川
Kappa Ki ya sui-i takamaru Konagigawa

Kappa Memorial Day -
the water level gets higher
at river Konagigawa


宮沢千恵子 Miyazawa Chieko


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. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .


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Tohoku

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Tohoku 東北地方

. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説 Tohoku 東北 - Legends - Introduction .

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Akita 秋田県

Jun kun and sai chan じゅんくん - さいちゃん - Akita 秋田県山本郡山本町

Kappaazu カッパーズ Akita 秋田県


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. Akita 秋田県 Kappa Legends 河童 .


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Fukushima 福島県

. Kankichi かん吉 .
and Fukushima Kappa Legends



by 馬場牧子

another spring -
can the Kappa survive
radioactivity ?


Gabi Greve, March 11, 2015


. The Big Earthquake March 11, 2011, 14:46 .
東北地方太平洋沖地震
magnitude 9:0


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Iwate

he no kappa へのかっぱ - 五人衆 five farting kappa from Tono 遠野 Iwate
- Genta げんた
- Hanpei はんぺい
- Kappei かっぺい
- Karen かれん
- Manabu まなぶ

Hotate kappa ホタテ海童 Scallop Kappa
下閉伊郡山田町 to protect the scallops of Yamada inlay 山田湾.

source : www.jichitai.com/ouendan

hotategai 帆立貝 scallop, Jakobsmuschel



. The mascot of Tono - Karin-chan and his pink wife Kururin-chan
カリンちゃん & くるりんちゃん .

Tono Monogatari 遠野物語 Legends of Tono


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Miyagi 宮城県

Kappa カゥパ Miyagi 宮城県下水道課

Kappei kun 活平くん and Masako chan 麻子ちゃん - Miyagi 加美郡色麻町



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in a garden in Wakuya Cho , Miyagi Prefecture
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. - KAPPA - 河童 - Legends from Miyagi .


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. Yamagata 山形県 Kappa legends .


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. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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Hokkaido

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Hokkaido 北海道地方

Kappa かっぱ from local publishing companies

Kapii かっぴー



Kappon かっぽん
. Jozankei Hot Spring, Hokkaido 定山渓 北海道 .


Mintochi kun ミントチくん - 滝川市西滝川

Okappa chan おカッパちゃん Josankei hot spring 定山渓温泉街



Otaru Ungappa おたる運がっぱ Canal Kappa
札幌方面南警察署 from the Sapporo Police, Otaru town 小樽市
Otaru is famous for its unga 運河 canals. The name is a pun.




おたる運がっぱの『がっぱっぱ日記』Homepage - Ungappa Diaray from Otaru
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. Hokkaido 北海道 .
Kappa かっぱ from local publishing companies
Kappii かっぴー
Kappon かっぽん 定山渓温泉 Jozankei hot spring
Mintochi kun ミントチくん - 滝川市西滝川
Okappa chan おカッパちゃん Jozankei hot spring 定山渓温泉街
Otaru Ungappa おたる運がっぱ Canal Kappa, from Otaru


. Tohoku 東北地方 .
he no kappa へのかっぱ」五人衆 five farting kappa from Tono 遠野 - Iwate
- Genta げんた
- Hanpei はんぺい
- Kappei かっぺい
- Karen かれん
- Manabu まなぶ
Hotate kai ホタテ海童 Iwate 下閉伊郡山田町
Jun kun and sai chan じゅんくん - さいちゃん - Akita 秋田県山本郡山本町
. Kankichi かん吉 . - Fukushima
Kappa カゥパ Miyagi 宮城県下水道課
Kappaazu カッパーズ Akita 秋田県
Kappei kun 活平くん and Masako chan 麻子ちゃん - Miyagi 加美郡色麻町
Karin chan カリンちゃん - Tono, Iwate
. - KAPPA - 河童 - Legends from Miyagi .


. Kanto 関東地 - Tokyo .
Abika chan あびかちゃん from the summer festival カッパまつり
Aika chan あいかちゃん Asakusa Kappabashi 浅草のかっぱ橋
Genchan げんちゃん (埼玉県 戸田市) Saitama
Hongoro ほんごろう from Tokyo University 東京大学
Iroha Kappii いろはカッピー - Saitama 埼玉県志木市
Kaparu カパル 志木市文化スポーツ振興公社 Saitama
Kappa Kawataro Kun and Kapppa Komachi chan 「かっぱ河太郎君」「かっぱ小町ちゃん」from 東京都台東区
Kappa no Kotaro カッパのコタロウ Tokyo 東京都の北十間川
Kappii kun ikka カッピーくん一家 Kappikun Family Chiba 千葉県我孫子市
Kyuuchan キューちゃん Ushiku, Ibaraki茨城県牛久市
Toneboo, Tonebo 利根坊 from the Tone river, Gunma 群馬県 Kappa club カッパCLUB


. Chubu 中部地方 .
Damugappa ダムガッパ Dam Kappa - Fukui 福井県の浄土寺川ダム
- Kawataro 河太郎 / Hanachan 花ちゃん
Komakappa こまかっぱ (長野県 駒ヶ根市) Nagano (koma 駒 horse)
Oise Kappa renjaa 笈瀬かっぱレンジャー Oise Kappa Ranger - from Oisegawa 笈瀬川, Nagoya 愛知県名古屋市
Sakumaru さくまる , Shizuoka, Sakuma town 静岡県佐久間観光協会
Unagappa うながっぱ Gifu, Tajimi 岐阜県多治見市
. - Aichi prefecture 愛知県 Kappa 河童 - .



. Kansai 関西地方 - Kyoto .
Dappa kun だっぱくん Osaka 日本水陸観光株式会社
Fuku chan and Saki chan フクちゃん - サキちゃん Hyogo 兵庫県神崎郡福崎町
Itokichi and Itomin イト吉 - イトミン Kyoto 京都校
Itsuiru kappa いついろかっぱ Wakayama, Shirahama 和歌山県白浜町
- Budoo Kappa BUDOSUKE ぶどうかっぱ 「ぶどすけ」Grapes
- Ichigo Kappa ICHI いちごかっぱ「いち」 Strawberries
- Mikan Kappa MIKAMARU みかんかっぱ 「みかまる」
- Momo Kappa KOMOMO ももかっぱ 「こもも」 Peach
- Panda Kappa PAN パンダかっぱ 「パン」 Shirahama
- Ume Kappa UMEKICHI うめかっぱ 「うめきち」 Plums
Kappa Kazoku カッパ家族 Kappa family - Kyoto 黄桜株式会社
Kappa Ninja seseragi かっぱ忍者せせらぎ Osaka 大阪府生活排水対策
Monogoi kappa ものごいかっぱ Osaka 大阪道頓堀川
Yatta kun ヤッタくん Osaka 大阪府八尾市下水道



. Chugoku 中国地方 .
Daisuke, Tsuyama Daisuke 津山太助 (岡山県 津山市) Okayama
Kamoboo and his family 茂坊とその家族 Tottori 鳥取県米子市
Kappa かっぱ Okayama, Yoshiigawa river 岡山県の吉井川
Kappa no Gon chan かっぱのごんちゃん Okayama, Tsuyama 岡山県津山市
Kappa no Kon chan family カッパのコンちゃん一家 Tottori 米子市「カッパロード」
Kappa no Sanpei 河童の三平 - Kappa Road, Tottori 米子市「カッパロード」
Kappii カッピー Okayama, Kume Nan 岡山県久米南町 Hiroshima 広島県立河内高等学校
Kyuutaroo, Kyutaro キュー太郎 Hiroshima 広島市南消防署
Shinbi chan and Taiken kun 「心美ちゃん」- 「体健くん」
Shokutan しょくたん Okuyama, Tsuyama 岡山県津山市
Tako chan タロちゃん Tottori 「鳥取カッパ友の会」



. - Shikoku 四国 - .  
エンコ Enko from Tokushima monster village
かんちゃん Kanchan
まつちカッパ Matsuchi Kappa
オクラかっぱ Okura Kappa
しんちゃん / ころちゃん Shinchan and Kokorochan
トッシー Tosshi
わじきカッパ君 Wajiki Kappa kun



. Kyushu 九州地方 .
Chikappa チカッパ Fukuoka 福岡県久留米市
Kappa family かっぱファミリー Fukuoka 福岡県北九州市
Kappa kun and Chikappa chan 「カッパツくん」-「チカッパちゃん」Fukuoka 福岡県久留米市田主丸町
Matsubaragawa river Kappa family - Saga 松原川で暮らす河童の家族 佐賀市
Miyappii みやっぴー Kagoshima 鹿児島県の「「JAさつま川内」
Nakappa なかっぱ Fukuoka 福岡県中間市 福岡県嘉麻市
Natsuki chan family 「なつきちゃん」一家 Fukuoka
Okabari kun おかぱりくん Oita 大分県にある横尾農園 (Pun with Okawari for food)
Wakappa わかっぱ Fukuoka 福岡県北九州市



- source : Fukuoka hinamoroko ヒナモロコ-



source : ニヤッとする話

Garakapu and Arakapu ガラカブVSアラカブ from Kyushu


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Kaatan カッパのカータン / and President Carter (Kaataa) カーター大統領



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Kenji the Kappa Yokai


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for owners of Kappa カッパの飼い方
- フィギュアマスコット mascots



「マァちゃん」Maachan 「かっくん」Kakkun 「チーちゃん(ヘラクレス)」 Chiichan (Herakles) 「キューちゃん」Kyuuchan . . .
- source : www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp


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- source : ニヤッとする話 - - -TBA

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Yuru-chara (ゆるキャラ yuru kyara)
is a Japanese term for a category of mascot characters; usually created to promote a place or region, event, organisation or business. They are characterized by their kawaii (cute) and unsophisticated designs, often incorporating motifs that represent local culture, history or produce. They may be created by local government or other organizations to stimulate tourism and economic development, or created by a company to build on their corporate identity. They may appear as costumed characters (or kigurumi) at promotional events and festivals. Yuru-chara has become a popular and lucrative business, with character-driven sales reaching nearly $16 billion in Japan in 2012.

Popular yuru-chara include Kumamon and Funassyi (Funasshi), who have gained international recognition and have reached celebrity status in Japan.

The popularity of mascots like yuru-chara in Japan has been linked to historical emotional bonds to non-human characters, such as in ancient polytheism. There are also many different yōkai in Japanese folklore, and certain types of yōkai such as kappa and tanuki have been the basis for several yuru-chara designs.

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Kuruppa くるっぱ
Kappa from Kurume town, Kyushu

- source : kurume-hotomeki

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gotoochi kyara ご当地キャラ regional characters - List
- source : localchara.jp/catalog


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kaa kun and paa kun カーくんとパー子ちゃん
orange juice and apple juice mascots オレンジジュースとりんごジュース
and grape juice
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/kappazusi/9336/
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