The metamorphosis of the Kappa : transformation of folklore to folklorism in Japan

@inproceedings{Foster1998TheMO,
  title={The metamorphosis of the Kappa : transformation of folklore to folklorism in Japan},
  author={M. Foster},
  year={1998}
}
  • M. Foster
  • Published 1998
  • Geography
  • The kappa is a mischievous water goblin of Japanese folklore. The A. presents an overview of some of the characteristics of the kappa, including the dish-like cavity on its head, its penchant for eating cucumbers, its aversion to gourds and to iron, and its habit of trying to pull horses, cattle, and humans into the water. Some of the major critical literature regarding the kappa is discussed, including work by Yanagita Kunio, Orikuchi Shinobu, Ishida Eiichiro, and structural anthropologist… CONTINUE READING

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