A Kappa is a Japanese water goblin or demon. It’s name means River-child and a local would describe it as a Yokai.
This Kappa is at home in the pond at Tsujikawayama Park near Fukusaki in Hyogo Prefecture. The head of the beast is important; Kappa’s have power while their hairless patch is filled with water.
Some consider Kappa also to be cryptids. As a cryptid it means there might actually be river-creatures not yet documented by science, that fit the Kappa description, living in Japan.
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(Via Rocket News 24)