Japanese Kappa, a Water Sprite

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Illustration

Matthew Allison
by Reikai
published on 05 June 2024
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Drawing of a Japanese kappa, supposedly caught in 1801 in Mito domain. Illustration from an 1836 copy by Reikai of Suiko Kōryaku by Koga Tōan.

The inscription reads:

Height 3.5 shaku, weight 12 kamme. The chest protudes, the neck is short like a boar's, the back is bent.

Nishio City Iwase Library.

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